The Windows Live Messenger service is now available through Nokia’s “Messaging Chat” application, software that comes pre-installed on select Nokia phones. Within this application, you can chat with friends, maintain buddy lists, update your status message, and even have multiple conversations at once in tabbed chat windows. With the newly integrated Live Messenger service, Messaging Chat users can also make phone calls directly from the buddy list, receive notifications while the app is running in the background, and set your status to “offline” for privacy purposes. Other desktop-like features like emoticons and grouped contacts are available, too.
The first device to feature the new software is the Nokia E72. Meanwhile, Nokia E71, E75, and E63 users can download the “Nokia Messaging for IM” application from the company’s app store called the Ovi Store. Here’s the direct link for the download.