NEW Nimbuzz Symbian: 9 Reasons to be excited!

May 15th, 2011

Nimbuzz 3.01 for Nokia Symbian phones is ready to download. You can get it fromNimbuzz.com.

Are you excited? Good, because you have 9 awesome reasons to be :P .

Here is what’s new:

  1. Improved Call Quality – thanks to peer to peer call connectivity.
  2. More space for your chats - for full screen  chatting experience.
  3. Chat bubbles – that bring an iPhone like chat experience to your (Nokia) Symbian phone.
  4. Custom wallpapers in the chat screen – choose a color or an image from your gallery to display as background for your chats.
  5. Custom color for the text font in your chat screen
  6. Call Quality Indicator – so you can check the expected call quality before you make a call.
  7. Free Avatars – choose new and exciting avatars for your profile picture from N-World
  8. Last Seen Online - shows you the last time your friend was seen on Nimbuzz.
  9. Fast group selection – straight from your contact list.

On top of all that we have a new crisp app icon (which we like very much :D ).

Curious to find out more about the new features? Read below…

The new improved call quality is possible thanks to our new peer to peer calling system, which aims to make a direct connection between the two mobile devices. Your calls will be connected faster and the probability of dropped calls  enormously reduced. We are also working on bringing HD call quality in the next version ;) .

The call quality indicator checks how good/strong your internet connection is and displays the expected call quality. This information will appear in the calling screen, right before you place the call.

One of my favorite features is the fast group selection. With a simple click on the Friends Bar, situated right below your profile pic in the contact list, you will get a pop up with all the available groups so you can easily view only your friends from Facebook, only phone numbers or your favorite friends.

This update offers you more space inside the chat screen, by hiding the top navigation bar and the menu bar. You can do that with a single click on the icon with the two arrows, as shown in the image below ;) .

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We hope you will enjoy this update as much we do and we wait for your feedback in the comment section below ;) .

The new version is not yet in Ovi store but it’s coming in the next few days.

NEW: Nimbuzz for iPhone with phonebook integration

May 4th, 2011

This brand new version of Nimbuzz for your iPhone and iPod touch (2.2) comes packed with an awesome phonebook integration.

This gives you fast and easy access to all the phone numbers in your address book.  It even shows you which of your contacts are already on Nimbuzz so you can call them for free!

Other cool features you will enjoy with Nimbuzz 2.2 for iPhone and iPod touch are:

  • Last Seen Online - shows you the last time your friend was seen on Nimbuzz.
  • Less data consumption – thanks our new data compression system.
  • Free avatars – choose new and exciting avatars for your profile picture from N-World
  • New Ringtone – for Nimbuzz calls and push notifications

We also added a new Notifiable icon. This blue icon with a check mark in the middle stands for ‘Notifiable and it is used only for Nimbuzz contacts that closed Nimbuzz app but can still receive push messages (on the iPhone)  or  Ping notifications (on the Java and Symbian phones).

Last but not least we have fixed several bugs.

We would love to hear what you think about the new version so if you like it or have any suggestions please let us know.

New iPad Owner? Check Out These Apps!

March 12th, 2011

iPad 2

With the release of the iPad 2, we’d like to share some must-have apps to to utilize the most of your iPad. The best part is that they’re free, not costing a single cent to be amazed from your iPad. These apps make life easier, stay connected with friends and family, and keep you informed.

The apps are free and compatible with both versions of the iPad.

Read on after the jump!
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We’ll be back! Nimbuzz USA Blog

February 28th, 2011

All Nimbuzz USA followers!

This is a special announcement letting you know that the Nimbuzz USA blog will be put on hold for a few days. Why?

The reason is that I (Daniel Torres) will be taking on new challenges, and won’t be able to update the blog any longer. :( But no worries!

The Nimbuzz USA blog will be back soon with all the exciting news and updates about new apps, new mobile technology, and of course, about Nimbuzz! :)  So stay tuned!

If you have any comments, issues, or questions please do not hesitate to contact the main blog or you can also reach us out on Twitter and Facebook.

This is a great opportunity to thank all of you who have followed us during the past year and a half, helping us improve our product and content.

Expect lots more to come!

No iPhone, No Android? Best Free Nokia Apps!

February 21st, 2011

You don´t have to have an iPhone or an Android phone in order to enjoy apps, services, and products that help make your life easier, save you money, and help you stay connected with friends and family.

Well, here at Nimbuzz we want Nokia users to be aware of some of the best applications available for them and their devices.

X2, C2, E7, C7, N8, E72 and all models are welcomed to enjoy this blog post! :)

Read on after the jump!

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Presenting: Nimbuzz Ad-Free for Nokia Symbian phones

February 14th, 2011
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There’s a brand new Nimbuzz version available for you to download!

Nimbuzz Ad-Free for Nokia Symbian mobile phones is exclusively available on Nokia’s Ovi Store and comes in 17 languages :D .

The price of the Ad-Free version is 3 Euros/$3 and compared to the free version you will get early access to cool new Nimbuzz features like:

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Best App Games for Samsung Galaxy S Tab and mobile phones! (videos)

February 12th, 2011

Have one of these?

Then you probably want to know what other Android lovers like you are downloading on to their tablets and Galaxy phones right?

Well, here at Nimbuzz we help you find the most popular apps/games, so you can be up to date with technology, and brag about it with all your friends and coworkers. :)

Let’s check out some of the most popular games that are currently trending in the Android Market.

More after the jump!

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ICQ support returns on Nimbuzz

February 9th, 2011

Yes!  ICQ is back on Nimbuzz :D .

Though last year we had to pull the plug on ICQ, it didn’t stop us from looking into ways of collaboration.

After further discussions ICQ agreed to let us continue to offer support.  This time we get to offer you an even better experience and access to the full ICQ API.  This is especially handy for Nokia Symbian and Blackberry users for which ICQ does not provide a mobile version.

We know for sure our friends from Russia and Germany will be really happy to have ICQ back again!

Thank you all for sticking with Nimbuzz even when we couldn’t offer ICQ and thanks for your support via blog posts, comments and Twitter.

Please tweet the post and spread the good news to all your friends :D !

Pimp your cheap international calls – NimbuzzOut with PayPal

February 7th, 2011

International calling just became a whole lot more convenient (and cheaper). Now, you can use your PayPal account to buy NimbuzzOut credits.

NimbuzzOut is the best way to make international calls, and we say that because is:

  • Cheap: with amazing low rates.
  • Convenient: works on  Android, Nokia Symbian, iPhone, PC and Mac.
  • Simple and offers crystal clear calls.

To try it simply select PayPal as your payment option on the Buy NimbuzOut credit page, login, accept payment, done! Now you are ready to  make super cheap calls to any mobile phone or landline in the world.

Beyond PayPal, here is a complete list of supported payment options for NimbuzzOut:

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World First: Push Notifications for Nokia Symbian Smartphones

February 3rd, 2011
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World premiere everyone: Introducing Push Notifications for Nokia smartphones viaNimbuzz Ping!

Nokia users can finally enjoy a feature that up until now was reserved exclusively to iPhone users. Nimbuzz Ping let’s you receive free SMS notifications when Nimbuzz friends are trying to connect with you. With Nimbuzz Ping you will appear online to your friends even if you have Nimbuzz turned off on your mobile phone.

We are launching this feature with Telkomsel in Indonesia, with more operators in India coming soon. If you would like to be notified when Nimbuzz Ping will be available with your operator sign-up here.

Our friends from GigaOm and Into Mobile stated it is a “smart move on the part of Nimbuzz“, and they “could easily see this flying“.

In addition to Push Notifications, the new update comes with a highly requested feature:Ignore Users in Chat-Rooms and a redesigned main menu.

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