VoIP clients have been a bit slow to make their move onto the iPhone, no doubt that Apple certification process takes a long, hard look at them. A new client is now available for the fruit phone, Nimbuzz which makes it possible to chat with your buddies using Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger (MSN) and Google Talk. One of the coolest features of Nimbuzz has to do with how you can use the app on the iPhone in landscape mode so you have the widest view possible of your chat. Nimbuzz is available from the Apple App Store now and you can sign up for an account at the Nimbuzz web site. Full press release after the jump.
26 November 08 – Rotterdam – Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), the most comprehensive mobile Instant Messaging, (geo) presence and VoIP provider launches into the Apple iPhone App Store. The free application lets users call, chat and message, for free, with their friends on virtually all major instant messaging communities and social networks, including Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, and more.
Specifically for the needs of iPhone users, this will be the first complete messaging product available with landscape mode chat, IM buddy calling (including Yahoo!), and regional social network support – and it is free.
Users turn the product on its side to use a wide keyboard for fast and easy typing. Furthermore, Nimbuzz is the first product to offer IM buddy calling over Wifi to Yahoo! Messenger as well as Google Talk, Skype, and Windows Live Messenger.
Nimbuzz supports chat for local social networks, such as StudiVZ, the biggest German speaking social network, Hyves for The Netherlands, and Gadu-Gadu in Poland.
Nimbuzz is a lifestyle application, designed to meet any communication need and is the only chat application to offer landscape chat and IM buddy calling. The centralized contact list aggregates contacts of the most popular social and IM networks, and offers superior VoIP call quality over Wifi.
Other key updates include Personal Message allowing users to broadcast real-time status updates to all contacts, presence information to see who is online and where, and emoticons for additional expression.
Nimbuzz currently grows at over 10,000 new users per day, with over 10 Million logins per day, and we are happy to welcome iPhone and iPod users to the community.