Contacts on Ovi (formerly known as Nokia Chat) is Nokia's instant messenger application that integrates with your phone's contacts list.
It does not connect to MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, etc. It only connects to Google Talk and other Jabber-based networks, but you can't just install the program and log into Google Talk. You have to make a Contacts on Ovi account first. You can use a fake phone number and a fake email address if you don't want to share your contact info with Nokia. You'll need to add your GoogleTalk contacts to Contacts on Ovi, and when you update your GoogleTalk contact list you'll also have to update your Contacts on Ovi contacts. You'll appear twice in the contacts lists of your friends, because they'll see your Contacts on Ovi identity in addition to your Google Talk name.
Contacts on Ovi is far from ready, and in its current state it ranks among the worst instant messengers for Symbian. But Nokia says they've fixed a lot of bugs in the latest version, although they won't say which bugs.
• Contacts on Ovi from Nokia Beta Labs
Thursday, 26 February 2009