The Ovi Blog has announced that Ovi Chat is now officially powered by Yahoo! The main advantage of this new integration is the ability to add Yahoo! Messenger friends to your Chat friend list. The way to do this is by going to Options > Add Friend, selecting Other domain and then entering your friend’s Yahoo! Messenger ID (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org). Once they accept your friend request, their Yahoo! ID will appear with the rest of your Chat friend list. Now you can see when your friend is online and start a conversation.
You do not even need to have a Yahoo Messenger account to be able to do this. Your Ovi account will do just fine.
This is part of the fruits of Nokia’s new partnership with Yahoo. The Ovi blog post mentions that “more improvements” are on the way.
For me, the question is, why is there no Chat app for Symbian yet? Why are millions of S40 users proiviledged with this app and Nokia’s customers who paid more for their devices still out in the cold? Anyone understands why?
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