In the past year, Nimbuzz, a universal communications platform (think Skype but for more devices), has past 3.65 billion mobile minutes used and seen 150 million downloads. Compatible with Symbian, iOS, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers, Nimbuzz offers both free calls as well as Nimbuzz Out calls at aggressive pricing. Chatting, texting and voice calls are currently supported between users.
“Unlike Skype, Nimbuzz is the only open universal communications platform on the market today,” said Evert Jaap Lugt, CEO, Nimbuzz. “With 30 million registered users across all major mobile operating systems, our success can be attributed to the fact that Nimbuzz is not solely a chat platform or a VoIP service, but a complete communications service that includes free talk and messaging. We benefit from massive word of mouth with 98% of our users recommend the application to friends, who don’t have to own a smartphone to use our product.”
The cross-over into non-smartphones is something Skype is looking to compete with. Verizon has announced it will be bringing Skype to non-smartphone handsets this year. Nimbuzz has benefited by getting their first.
Nimbuzz boasts access in 220 countries, 70,000 downloads per day and support for Skype(R), Facebook(R), Windows Live Messenger (MSN(R)), GoogleTalk(TM), Twitter, Yahoo!(R), AIM(R), MySpace, ICQ(R), GaduGadu, Hyves, and many more.
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