Nokia Rebrands, Improves Chat Software
Today Nokia began offering a revised version of its Nokia Chat program. The new version, called Contacts on Ovi, brings a number of fixes and improvements. It now supports S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, and there is also a J2ME version available for Series 40 phones. Contacts on Ovi, which is beta software, offers the ability to chat via Instant Messaging clients complete with emoticons, presence and "enhanced" presence, which adds user data to presence, such as what you are listening to. The software is free to download.
Skype Improves Photo Sharing for Windows Phone
Skype today updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of Skype makes it possible to send photos to one or more contacts at a time, as well as receive photos from other Windows Phone and iOS devices.
Facebook Brings Instant Video to Messenger
Facebook today added the ability to stream video live within its Messenger application. The feature is different from a two-way video chat, which has been part of Messenger since 2015.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
Latest Skype Update for Android Adds Custom Tones
Microsoft today made Skype 5.10 available to Android handsets and added several new features. To start, Skype users can now customize incoming call sounds for individual contacts.