Tag Archives: Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz hits 150 million downloads, has served over 3 billion voice minutes

14 Oct

Nimbuzz, the multi-IM client for cellphones, PC and Mac, today hit its 150 millionth download. The client, which is available for iPhone, Android, Symbian and J2ME cellphones, apart from PC, Mac and Web, also announced that it has served 3.65 billion voice minutes in the last one year. One can make free Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz voice calls, apart from Nimbuzz Out (users can call mobile and landline numbers at cheap calling rates) and SIP calls.

Nimbuzz has 30 million users currently (which would indicate multiple downloads by the same user) and is adding about 70,000 users every day. The app has been downloaded over five million times from Nokia’s Ovi Store and over 35 million times from GetJar. Nimbuzz is a free app across all platforms.

Lemon Mobile launches iT717 dual-SIM touchscreen phone

13 Aug

Looks like its pouring dual-SIM phones here in India. This time it’s Lemon Mobiles which has added a touchscreen phone-iT 717 to its dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) range. It comes with a pre-embedded Opera Mini browser and a social networking app Nimbuzz that lets you operate multiple messengers like Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo! in one interface.

The phone sports a full 3.0 inch touchscreen display, a 3.2 MP camera, video player, FM radio, Blutooth, GPRS and EDGE. It has an inbuilt memory of 28 MB, which can store up to 2,000 contacts. It also supports up to 8 GB microSD cards. The Lemon iT 717 has a claimed talktime of 5 hours and a standby time of 8 days and is priced at Rs 4,500.

Fly Mobiles launches its dual-SIM social networking phone – Fly MC170

13 Aug

Fly Mobiles has launched its latest dual-SIM multimedia handset, MC 170, which offers social networking and IM features. The phone comes pre-loaded with Opera Mini browser and social networking apps like Snaptu and Nimbuzz.

The name of this newbie is quite similar to its previous version, Fly MC 170DS, and take our word on this, there is no change in the industrial design whatsoever. However, the handset vendor has upgraded the phone by adding social networking features and increasing the talktime of the device. The Fly MC170 will offer a huge talktime of 10 hours which in former’s case was just 3 hours.

It sports a 6.1-inch TFT display, a 3.0 MP camera, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth, GPRS, FM radio with recording, accelerometer and motion sensing gaming. The inbuilt memory of 87 MB can store up to 2,000 contacts and there’s also an expandable card slot which can fit in an 8GB microSD card. The phone will be available in the  market for around Rs 4,100.

MVL Telecom to launch India's first push-email phone

21 Jun

We have officially lost count of the number of ‘Indian handset vendors’ out there in the market. The latest player to enter the fray is MVL Telecom, which come Wednesday, will claim to be the first Indian brand to offer push-email services. The company will announce ‘MVL Connect’ e-mail service, which will be a departure from the norm, where a third-party e-mail app is pre-embedded on a phone to offer e-mail.

The MVL Connect service will come on the G81 phone, which has a QWERTY keyboard, dual-SIM, quad-band GSM connectivity, 2.4 inch display, 3.2 MP camera, Li-ion 1050 mAh battery, 2,000 phonebook contacts, expandable memory up to 16 GB, FM radio with recording, mobile tracker, 78 MB internal memory, Bluetooth with A2DP and the ability to use the phone as a modem.

On the third-party apps front, the G81 will come pre-installed with Opera Mini, Nimbuzz and Snaptu. We expect this phone to be launched at under Rs 5,000.