Nokia Beta Labs have just published a new version of Nokia Messaging app, which now allows desktop-like instant messaging on a Nokia smartphone along with the regular email features.
Only Nokia E75 will get the application for now but Nokia promise to add support for more devices as soon as possible.
The new Nokia Messaging promises real desktop-like chat experience allowing you to keep in touch with friends and family throughout various third-party IM networks.
Also enabled are background notifications of new incoming messages which show up whilst the app is minimized.
Since the new application has just seen daylight for the first time only Yahoo! Messenger and Ovi chat are supported, however, the supported communities list should continue growing.
An interesting fact is that Nokia will probably go as far as charging for the app the owners of certain S60 devices.
Nokia E75 owners however get a lifetime subscription to the Nokia Messaging service and all E75 owners can download it right away.