Sep 01, 2012 10:39 AM EDT
Nokia must differentiate itself from its competitors in order to regain its former glory in the mobile landscape. One way in which Nokia plans to stand out is offering exclusive applications for its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices and bringing popular Symbian applications to Windows Phone. The first of these will be Nimbuzz Messenger.
Not many smartphone users have heard about Nimbuzz, since the messenger application is mainly popular in developing nations. Currently, Nimbuzz Messenger has over 105 million users worldwide, but only 9 million are from the United States. While the app has long been available in the Windows Phone Marketplace, it has only been successful on Symbian and Nokia Series 40 devices.
However, Nimbuzz's Messenger app is popular with customers using the Nokia Store, and will now be made available to all Nokia Lumia consumers via Windows Phone Marketplace. Users can easily chat with friends on Facebook, Gtalk, Yahoo! Messenger or Live Messenger (MSN), all for free.
"Nimbuzz has long been one of Nokia's most requested apps, with Nimbuzz Messenger providing Nokia consumers with an easy-to-use, free way to connect with friends and share content," said Maximilian Schierstädt, Director, Global Partner Management, Nokia.
"Nokia devices deliver outstanding experiences to consumers, and we're committed to developing partnerships, such as Nimbuzz, which deliver even better apps, services and features to our portfolio of devices."
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