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Nokia Launches FriendChat – A New App


FriendChat, a new, free app available on the Ovi Store launches today, allowing you to have five different instant chat conversations with your Facebook friends at the same time. It makes instant messaging quick, easy, and simple. Not only are all your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances already in your contact book, you can also swap between several active chats you are having– ideal if you are talking to different groups of friends at once.


No matter where they are in the world, FriendChat lets keeps you connected to your existing network of friends on the go, featuring:

Quick, responsive instant messaging with your Facebook friends on your Nokia

Instant log-in to see who’s online and ready to ‘FriendChat




Multiple chat option

Ability to switch between active chats

Rupert Englander, Head of Services, Nokia UK, says, “The FriendChat app is a quick and fun way to chat with your Facebook mates. With most of the people that matter most to you already on your friends list, this is the best instant messaging app for users of the worlds most popular social network.”.

Click here to download from the Ovi Store

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: