Nimbuzz 3.0 launches UI upgrades for Symbian

Ronny Kerr · November 5, 2010 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/136e

Nokia users will enjoy upgrade to VoIP for Nokia devices, even without Skype support

Nimbuzz 3.0 for Symbian

Nimbuzz launched Nimbuzz 3.0 for Symbian and Symbian^3 devices Friday, bringing a bunch of nice features to Nokia phones.

Here’s the list of newly-released features:

  • Customizable tabs: select which tabs you want to see and in what order.
  • NimbuzzOut call rates are displayed in real time below the number before placing the call.
  • Recent calls tab: see all your received, missed and outgoing calls.
  • 2 new chat styles: with avatars and without.
  • 3 options to view the Contact List.
  • Sort contacts by status.
  • My info tab: gives you quick access to your profile, NimbuzzOut credits, accounts,  suggested friends and friend invites.
  • Facebook Connect: removes the 400 contacts limit and connectivity issues.

Most significantly, Nimbuzz has improved the app’s UI and usability all-around, adding new tabs for call history and account info, as well as new sorting capabilities.  

The Facebook Connect functionality is nice not only because it eliminates a couple annoyances (like disconnect errors and the 400 contacts limit) but also because users can see their friends’ status messages right in the app.

Along with over 300 bug fixes, Nimbuzz 3.0 should be a welcome update for Nokia users.

Long-time fans were likely disappointed by the Skype/Nimbuzz breakup, but it’s definitely not the end of the world for Nimbuzz. The VoIP app, which is available on Mac, Windows, and every popular mobile platform (Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry), still elegantly combines access to some of the most oft-used messaging clients, like Facebook Chat, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), and Google/Gmail Talk.

And as for making calls, NimbuzzOut might be just as good as Skype.

Check out the video below for a walkthrough of the new features.

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Nimbuzz is the free call and messaging app for the connected generation.

Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets you meet, share and connect with family and friends on any mobile device.

At the heart of Nimbuzz is the live Contact list – an always-on, hyper-connected, dynamic address book, enhanced with “real-time-presence” showing at a glance who’s online, offline, busy or away, their status messages, avatar pictures and social community activity.  From here, users launch free and cheap calls between each other, IM chat sessions, picture sending, chat-room sessions, location based services and various other communication & interactive features.

 

Nimbuzz users enjoy the freedom of communicating with friends between any internet enabled device, from mobile to mobile, mobile to PC/Mac and vice versa, harnessing the power of the Internet (Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G, GPRS)

 

With its mobile, Web, Wap and desktop clients, Nimbuzz is available on thousands of the worlds’ most popular devices across all major platforms – Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers.

 

Social networks & communities supported by Nimbuzz include Skype®, Facebook®, Windows Live Messenger (MSN®), GoogleTalkTM, Twitter, Yahoo!TM, AIM®, MySpace, ICQ®, GaduGadu, Hyves, StudiVZ, Giovani and others.