New: Nimbuzz 2.0 for iPhone !

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Good news for all you iPhone and iPod Touch users out there, we have a new update ready to download!

With the new Nimbuzz 2.0 we have improved the design, the connection speed and fixed the crashes some of you were experiencing. Here is the list with what’s new:

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Nimbuzz no longer available for Windows Mobile

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These might not be the best news of today, but we’d like to inform you that as of July 1st Nimbuzz for Windows Mobile phones will no longer be available for download from our website.

If you already have Nimbuzz on your mobile phone we will continue to offer support until the end of 2010, but no new features will be added, which means there won’t be any future update.

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2010: Great year for mobile phones in South Africa

increase-chart-1Here is interesting news, the guys from cellular-news inform us that the South Africa handset sales will grow up 17% in 2010. Good news, right?

And it also make a lot of sense if you consider the fact that the  Mobile Trends and Predictions tell us 2010 will be a great year for smartphones overall.

Alex Spektor, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast mobile handset sales in South Africa to grow by a healthy 17 percent annually to 11 million units in 2010. South Africa is the fourth largest handset market in Africa. Growth is being driven by post-recession economic recovery and the feel-good factor generated by the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, one of the world’s most popular sporting events.”

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Nimbuzz for Java 1.7 – HTTP connectivity is back!

Nimbuzz for java 1.6 on Samsung jetWe are happy to let you know there is a new Nimbuzz version for Java mobiles. [Download Link]

The new Nimbuzz 1.7 version has one very important and highly requested addition: HTTP connectivity.

What does this mean? If your mobile internet subscriptions only allows web browsing, you can now use Nimbuzz via an HTTP connection over the web. Pretty cool, right? :D

As always feedback is always welcome in the comment section below ;) .

New: Nimbuzz Webchat 2.5

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Although not as well known as the Nimbuzz Mobile or Nimbuzz for PC/Mac, Nimbuzz Webchat is a great communication tool for when you are away from your personal computer but still want to connect and chat with all your friends for free. To try the new Webchat you have to login with our Nimbuzz id on Nimbuzz.com (on the right side).

Here is the full feature list:

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New: Cheap international calls on Mac with NimbuzzOut

Nimbuzz for Mac PhonebookThe new version Nimbuzz for Mac is out and ready to download! Well, it’s been a while since our last update but we are back with some really nice & brand new features.

One of the best new features of new Mac version is without a doubt the NimbuzzOut calling. This means that now, besides chatting and calling all your IM friends for free, you can now make really cheap intentional calls right from your iMac, MacBook or Mac Mini – saving a lot of money on your monthly telephone bill. Check out the NimbuzzOut rates.

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But wait, there is more! Here is the full list of features:

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VOIP over 3G on iPhone: check!

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Good news for iPhone users: now you can make free VOIP calls over 3G on iPhone with Nimbuzz!

Yes, after months of waiting it’s finally happened: the Wi-Fi hunt is over. Now you can call all your friends from Nimbuzz, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger or Gtalk for free, using just your 3G internet connection and Nimbuzz!

You will also cut down your international calling costs with NimbuzzOut (NimbuzzOut rates). Now you can use your NimbuzzOut credits to call your family and friends from abroad really(really) cheap from wherever you are.

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Nimbuzz for BlackBerry 5.0: Fixed!

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If last week we had good news for Nimbuzz Java users, when we announced our latest update optimized for Java touchscreens, this week we come back with more good news: We fixed the BlackBerry connection issue! Yey! [Download link]

Last year in December we announced our first native application for Blackberry’s . Unfortunately a few weeks after the new BB 5.0 O.S. upgrade went live and some pieces of our code didn’t worked with the new O.S., we had to go back to the “drawing board:( .

Although it took longer than expected, we did it and now all of you can enjoy running Nimbuzz on Blackberry.

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New Nimbuzz for Java mobiles: touch screen optimized

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Good news for the owners of a Java mobile:  there is a new Nimbuzz version(1.6) available and it’s waiting for you to download. [Download Nimbuzz  for Java]

The key features are:

  • UI improvements for touch screen mobiles.

The new version brings kinetic scrolling and bigger touch areas to Samsung and LG touch screen mobiles.  We also listened to your requests and now we support:  LG Prada, LGVX9100,  LG Voyager,  LG Vu,  Samsung SPH-M540,  Samsung Star and Samsung Jet.

  • Change the language without another download

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Nimbuzz wins: Best Mobile IM, Best Im Design and IM developers of the year awards!

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First and foremost: Thank you all for voting Nimbuzz for the Best IM Clients of 2010 awards hosted by About.com!

Your vote counted and your voice was heard: Nimbuzz dominated the awards winning 3 of the 5 categories in which we were nominated:

  • Best Mobile IM
  • Best Im Design
  • IM developers of the year

These awards are a great recognition for us and it shows that  all our efforts to deliver the Best Mobile IM around paid off :) . Our design team and all our developers are really happy to receive these awards and to see that all the creativity and innovation that they put into Nimbuzz is much appreciated by you!

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