Internet Communications Software Update 2 for N8x0 (IT OS2008)

Development version

Internet Communications Software is a subsystem in Internet tablet OS 2008, running on Nokia n8x0 devices, that handles presence, chat, voice- and and video-over-IP call. It is based on Telepathy framework

Added and updated features


Now you can use nearly all of the great IM services supported by pidgin (formerly known as gaim) open-source application - all from the comfort for your native IM/Voip client in your N8x0 device.

To see the list of services/protocols supported by pidgin, visit: Please note that not all protocols are enabled for now, but they can be added later on.

To use it, simply create your IM account in the device normally and the wizard will let you select the type of service you want (you will see more services listed there).


Be connected to your neighbourhood instantly. This is a link-local instant messaging that requires no external service or server. Your buddy list (roster) will automatically consist of everyone present in the local network. Extremely useful for on-the-spot social networking in parties or conferences :) .

Oh, and it is zero configuration IM. You only set your full name for others to see. To use it, simply create an account using the wizard in and select 'link-local (xmpp)' as the service.

Chat log viewer

If you have wished you could see your past chat messages for reference or simply to recall some important information, worry no more. With IMLogViewer application (installed in 'Extra' application menu), you will be able to see all your past chat messages exchanged with your friends.

SIP Profiles

There are now some pre-configured SIP profiles for some major providers. This would ease configuring SIP accounts in the device. They are:

  • FreeWorldDialup
  • (same as used by gizmo)

Note:You can also create profiles yourself by adding a profile description file (.profile) to the directory /usr/share/osso-rtcom/ (See existing profiles for an example).


  1. You need to enable 'red pill mode' in Application Manager.
    1. Start "Settings > Application Manager".
    2. Go to "Tools > Application catalogue", click "New".
    3. Enter "matrix" into the "Web Address" field and click "Cancel".
    4. Choosing the red pill will activate the red pill mode, obviously, and choosing the blue one will deactivate it.
  2. Open this webpage in your N8x0 device.
  3. Install the installer from here (click on this link while on your N8x0)
  4. Once installed, select the menu item "Extras/RTCom update installer" and continue
  5. Make sure to disable 'red pill mode' by repeating step (1) and selecting 'blue pill' instead.


  1. No audio/video calls with either telepathy-haze or telepathy-salut
  2. No avatars support yet with telepathy-salut
  3. No authorization of new contacts in telepathy-haze. Adding/removing buddies won't work from it.


Thanks to: Will Thompson (telepathy-haze guy) and Sjoerd Simons (telepathy-salut guy) for their great telepathy connection managers. Telepathy community for improving everything in general. Collabora, OpenHand teams and everyone else who has helped it get through.

Information for developers

To write accounts setup wizard UI for new Telepathy Connection Managers in N8x0 device, see the API documentation of Control panel accounts library.


Creating SIP Account

Note: This chapter left here for historical reasons; The material here is covered by the User Guide.

Open Control Panel:

Select Accounts:

Press New, then Next

Select SIP

Select SIP

Enter your SIP credentials

Enter your credentials

If you need to change advanced settings, press "Advanced": (see Tips)

 Advanced SIP settings, Connection tab

Connection Tab

Transport settings: Set transport for SIP signalling

Outgoing proxy: Set outgoing SIP proxy

Port: Set SIP port

Discover public address: Discover public address for signalling

Keepalive mechanism: Way to keep the SIP connection alive

Keepalive frequency: How often to send keepalives (sec). 0:Automatically select

 Advanced SIP settings, Authentication tab

Authentication tab

Authentication username/password - Use these credentials for foreign domains if requested

 Advanced SIP settings, STUN tab

STUN tab

Autodetect STUN - Use SRV record to detect stun server

STUN server/STUN port - Manually specify STUN server/port

Calling to phone numbers

Once SIP account is set, it is assumed that you can call to the PSTN numbers using this account. There are two ways:

Call from addressbook

Select a contact from addressbook having a Phone Number field set, press "Contact details" button (or choose Contact-Details from the menu)

Contact details

Click on the phone number. The Call UI should start and this number called


Manually dial from Call UI

Open Call UI, Press the Dialpad button

Call UI

Enter the number desired, country code included (as requested by the provider)

Enter number

Press "Dial"



You are welcome to give your feedback on this software to: Along with that, you are also welcome to participate in and comment to the lists/bugtrackers of the following relevant open-source projects which are part of the Internet Communications Software: