Innovative native application for multiple IM networks; Skype IM; online chat for Facebook & MySpace
LONDON, 03rd December 2009 – Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), the award-winning* multi-community mobile instant message application, has announced the launch of its groundbreaking new app for BlackBerry® smartphones, that runs as a native application enabling users to connect with each other via their favourite social networks.
Just one of a number of industry ‘firsts’ contained in the new release, native functionality allows Nimbuzz to run constantly in the background, have alert notifications ‘pushed’ to the home screen and integrate notifications with sound profiles, ensuring users never miss another message.
Free to download and free to use, the Nimbuzz app also supports instant messaging through Skype, allowing BlackBerry® smartphone users to bring their Skype contacts with them wherever they go. In addition, online chat is available for other communities including MSN, GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, Facebook and MySpace, making Nimbuzz the most comprehensive mobile social messaging application available for the Blackberry®.
Nimbuzz, which recently won the ‘Connect On Blackberry’ award at the Blackberry Alliance Program’s EMEA Innovation Awards in Rome, is optimised for BlackBerry® smartphones running OS v4.6 or higher, including the BlackBerry® Storm™, BlackBerry® Bold™, BlackBerry® Tour™, BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphones.
Evert-Jaap Lugt, founder and CEO of Nimbuzz says: “We are delighted to offer Nimbuzz as the first credible, all-in-one social messaging solution for BlackBerry smartphones. It demonstrates why we have become market leaders in mobile internet communication integrating the award-winning functionality of Nimbuzz to get the best out of each operating system and handset. This 1st generation client for Blackberry® will continue to be developed and will evolve to provide the full Nimbuzz experience over time.”
For more information contact:
Kevin Fitzsimons – Head of PR & Comms, Nimbuzz
p: +44 797 580 9443
NOTES TO EDITORS
Nimbuzz is a mobile multi-community social messenger application that allows users to call, chat and interact with friends between any internet-enabled device(Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G, GPRS) – from mobile to mobile, mobile to PC/Mac and vice versa.
Wit in excess of 10 million users, and more than 1 million new registrations a month, Nimbuzz is currently used in more than 200 countries worldwide and is available on thousands of the world’s most popular devices across all major platforms – Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers. Web, WAP and desktop clients are also available.
Social networks & communities supported by Nimbuzz include Skype®, Facebook®, Windows Live Messenger (MSN®), GoogleTalkTM, Twitter, Yahoo!®, AIM®, MySpace, ICQ®, GaduGadu, Hyves, StudiVZ, Giovani and many more.
* Nimbuzz is the only mobile social messaging aggregator to ever win the prestigious Red Herring Global 100 award for the European and Global competition. Nimbuzz has also been honored by industry experts as “Best Converged Solution” at Mobile News Awards, “Best Mobile Startup” at Techcrunch EMEA awards, and “Top Global 250” tech company at AO Stanford Summit for 2 years running.
Founded in 2007 by Dutch mobile serial entrepreneur Evert-Jaap Lugt, the company is headquartered in the Netherlands, and employs over 100 staff in Rotterdam, Argentina, Brazil, India, London & San Francisco.
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