While Nokia showing off all the new hardware today at Nokia World 09, Nokia Beta Labs released a new version of the Nokia Messaging software for the Nokia N97 and the Nokia 6700 Classic phones. The software is still in beta and the new version adds social networking component. Here is more info on Nokia Messaging beta:
Status updates and other social networking activities are brought to the device home screen with the latest beta release for Nokia Messaging. Starting with Facebook, you can get quick and easy access to your inbox, post a status, share photos, and keep in touch with friends. Download it today from Nokia Beta Labs http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/nokia-messaging-social-messaging
A video demo of Nokia Messaging beta software:
Key features ? Contextual home screen widget ? jump directly into posts to comment ? Post your thoughts and photos from the camera or gallery ? Share your current location in a post or in a message using Ovi Maps; view friends? locations ? Support for the Nokia N97 and Nokia 6700 classic, with more device support coming
What?s more, this latest beta is the start of an even more social Nokia Messaging service whereby multiple social networking communities will be mobilized. This means that with Nokia Messaging you will be able to email, chat or surf your social networks for one fixed price so there will be no more surprises in your monthly statements.
If you?re running an N97 or 6700 you can pick up the app from Beta Labs now and test it out.