Archive for August, 2010


The Best of Nimbuzz

August 28th, 2010

Best of Nimbuzz

It’s weekend again everybody :D , so let’s take a quick trip around the world to check out the best articles from the Nimbuzz local blogs published in the last week.

See the titles after the JUMP:

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Demand More from Your Mobile Phone #moremobile

August 26th, 2010

Nimbuzz More Mobile

Remember when you first discovered Skype? It was almost unbelievable! Cheap and free calls over the Internet? Where do I sign up? It was something amazing to recommend to all your friends and family.

Nimbuzz then came along and we pumped up the volume by bringing that innovation and excitement to the mobile world. But we also thought you could (and should) do more with your mobile phone. After all, it wasn’t designed to be simply an ultra-cool accessory or just to make calls, but should allow you to do more.

We went a few steps further and imagined a world with the freedom to communicate from your mobile to anyone in the world, on any network, in any social community, on any device, at any time, in any way. Talking. Chatting. Messaging. Sharing photos and files. All for free!

As the lazy days of summer come to an end and a busy fall approaches, we know you have friends and family all around the world you want to keep in touch with. So here it is, the Demand More from Your Mobile Phone blog series – the first in a series of posts that recap how much you can do with Nimbuzz on your mobile phone. Yes, you have the right to declare your mobile freedom with Nimbuzz – connect and communicate anyway you want to.

Check out Part 1 after the jump. And then stay tuned each week as we highlight another way Nimbuzz is outsmarting all the others and making you feel like a genius.

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Call the World for 2 cents! #almostfree

August 23rd, 2010

Call The World with Nimbuzz

You can now use NimbuzzOut to call 33 countries worldwide for only 2 cents ($) per minute!

Just to put this in perspective with these rates you can call for 50 minutes spending only $1!

These almost free rates apply when calling to landlines in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel,  Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia,  Netherlands,  New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA.

The same rates of 2 cents ($) per minute also apply when calling to mobile phones in the following countries Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Singapore and US or to landlines in the following cities Buenos Aires  and Cordoba (Argentina),  Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Brazil), Guadalajara and Mexico City (Mexico),  Moscow and St. Petersburgh (Russia)

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The Best of Nimbuzz

August 20th, 2010

SNAG-0000Friday again everybody! That means it’s time for a quick spin around the world to see what were the best news published on our local blogs!

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Nimbuzz Tips: How to choose a strong password

August 20th, 2010

How secure is my Password

A strong password can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Of course it’s easier to choose  something it’s simple to remember like “12345″  but that will make it very vulnerable to hacking and people might not even need a computer to discover it.

Because security is the top priority for Nimbuzz, here are a few tips on how to choose a strong password:

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Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type: touchscreen and T9 combo. Why?

August 19th, 2010

Nokia X3 - Touch and Type

Last week we discussed the advantages of Touchscreen vs QWERTY vs T9 and which would be the best choice. As @cycnus very well observed in the comments,  there’s a new concept from Nokia that should be included in our discussion, the Nokia x3 touchscreen and T9 combo.

I already had the chance to test the new Nokia X3 :D and I liked it.

It felt natural to switch between the keypad and the touchscreen. Typing on the keypad was pretty fast, which was proof that all the years I spent learning the keypad were still paying off :)   The keypad to me was still intuitive and comfortable to use.

When navigating trough the menu I touched the screen instinctively to confirm an action, not because I was prompted to. In other words it was very easy for me to adapt to the phone’s advantage of getting the best of both worlds.

The learning period was really short.

The X3 will be priced at $161 (125 Euros).

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type features:

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@nimbuzz – over 300,000 Followers on Twitter & Facebook

August 17th, 2010

Nimbuzz Parade

We just crossed another milestone together with you!

Over 200,000 Twitter followers and more than 100,000 fans on Facebook – YAY!!  Thank you guys! (To see the above image in action, please check out the Nimbuzz Twitter Parade.)

200,000 followers, that’s a lot indeed.  How much?  Well think of it this way:

  • If we were to create a guest book to be printed with the names of all our Twitter followers, it would be 800 pages long!
  • There are 4 times as many Nimbuzz followers on Twitter as attendees at the Mobile World Congress!
  • Being a Dutch company, we are proud to be the third most popular Twitter user in the Netherlands.
  • The community of Nimbuzz fans on Twitter is 40 times bigger than the number of people attending the annual Google I/O conference.
  • All Nimbuzz followers would fill the 3 biggest football stadiums of the 2010 Fifa World Cup (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban).

We have been tweeting for 2 years, 10 months and 2 days by now and got an excellent score for our tweets on Twitter Grader – 100/100  :) .  Based on the follower numbers, we entered the Top 50 in Social Media and Tech, along with influential names such as @Mashable @Techcrunch @Scobleizer @Wired.

Not following Nimbuzz yet? Here is why you might want to:

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The Best Of Nimbuzz

August 13th, 2010

Best of Nimbuzz

It’s Friday, so let’s take a quick trip around the world to check out the best articles from the Nimbuzz local blogs published in the last week.

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Nimbuzz PC update: now with Facebook Connect

August 12th, 2010

Nimbuzz PC Facebook Connect

Hey guys there is a new update for Nimbuzz PC and you can get it from here.

The most important addition to this version is Facebook Connect.

What does this mean for you?

What you need to remember?

Once you have installed the new Nimbuzz PC please go to Tools->Options->Communities and reconnect to Facebook to see all your friends online!

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Touchscreen vs QWERTY vs T9: What’s Best?

August 9th, 2010

I still remember my first mobile phone like it was yesterday! It was a Nokia 1010 and it was so cool back then. I could send text messages, call my friends and even play snake on it :D .  Not a lot but it was so nice to have a mobile :P !

Later on I have tested and owned quite a few mobiles and from Nokia I switched to Sony Ericsson, to HTC back to  Nokia and of course iPhone. Using all these models I had the opportunity to try T9 mobiles, QWERTY phones and touch screens and  each time I changed my phone I needed a short period to adapt  to the keyboard, menu, functionality, ringtone and other small things that each phone has.

However I guess the biggest changes were when I switched from T9 to QWERTY and from QWERTY to touch screen, each time I felt a big improvement and finally after all these years of testing and switching back and forth I can say: my favorite mobile phones are the touchscreen ones :) .

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