windows-phone-7-8-lumiaNokia has announced that its Nokia Chat messaging application is now available to download on all Lumia devices, bringing the service to a number of new countries for the first time.

Like many other messaging apps, the version of Nokia Chat for Lumia phones allows for person-to-person messaging across its own platform and Yahoo Messenger, push notifications and live updates – whether the app is running or not.

“Connect with Nokia Chat friends who use Lumia, Asha, S40, and Symbian devices, and those using Yahoo! Messenger on other mobile devices and platforms.  Our cross-platform support lets you reach millions of people across a wide range of mobile devices and computers,” the Nokia Beta Labs team said in a blog post today.

It’ll also let users do things like share a specific place or location (if the other person is using a Lumia they’ll see a preview of the location with contact details, directions, reviews etc. which is pretty neat), and Tap + Send via NFC, although only on devices running Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 8 users also get a couple of other features, such as lock screen notifications and the option to speak a message that will then be translated into text.

Source: TNW