New Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.3 takes the first improvement: performance and offline support. Here’s what’s new and what’s changing:
- Faster Startup – When you start Nokia Chat from a pinned tile or the app list, you’ll immediately see your contacts list and have access to past messages, while we simultaneously update both in the background after a network connection has been established. Previously, you had to wait for these updates to complete before being able to use Chat.
- Improved Performance and Responsiveness – Your contacts list and conversation threads will now load faster, and scrolling through both will be much quicker.
- Offline Mode – Starting Nokia Chat without a data connection? No problem! With our new offline mode, you’ll be able to read past messages and see a cached copy of your contacts list. If your data connection returns while you’re inside Chat, simply tap the connect button: we’ll re-enable message sending, retrieve new messages, and update your contacts list.