Nimbuzz Surpasses 3.65 Billion Mobile Voice Minutes and 150,000,000 Downloads MilestonesBy Nimbuzz, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Download figures across multiple global app stores, Ovi and GetJar, illustrate unilateral demand for all-in-one open mobile communications application
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, October 13, 2010 - Nimbuzz, the only truly open, universal communications platform, has
announced that it has surpassed 3.65 billion mobile voice minutes in the last
year, and 150,000,000 downloads of its application since launch in May 2008.
With 50% of downloads originating from the Nimbuzz.com, Nimbuzz, the
new-generation mobile service providing free and low-cost calls and
messaging. It is also one of the best performing applications in the popular
Ovi and GetJar application stores.
Ovi Store: Five million downloads since launch in the Ovi store from
September 2009 to October 1, 2010, making Nimbuzz a global top five
GetJar: 45 million downloads (twice as many as Yahoo! Mobile) on GetJar,
and the application is number four of the top five most downloaded global
"Unlike Skype, Nimbuzz is the only open universal communications platform
on the market today," said Evert Jaap Lugt, CEO, Nimbuzz. "With 30 million
registered users across all major mobile operating systems, our success can
be attributed to the fact that Nimbuzz is not solely a chat platform or a
VoIP service, but a complete communications service that includes free talk
and messaging. We benefit from massive word of mouth with 98% of our users
recommend the application to friends, who don't have to own a smartphone to
use our product."
Nimbuzz offers free Nimbuzz calls, and low-cost calls through its VoIP
product NimbuzzOut, as well as messaging across all major mobile platforms,
including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Java, on over 3,000
For the week ending October 1, 2010, Nimbuzz also reported the following
downloads in leading app stores of its universal communications platform:
"Nimbuzz has been one of the most popular apps for several years running
now. It's ease of use, large community and wide handset coverage make it a
must have for most mobile users," said Patrick Mork, CMO, GetJar. "We're
thrilled to see Nimbuzz doing so well and look forward to seeing them hit the
next 50 million downloads."
Nimbuzz, a next-generation mobile service for the online age, is the
perfect mass-market solution that unifies all communication needs. The multi
award-winning Nimbuzz application enables people to enjoy free and low cost
mobile calls, free instant messaging, social networking and other rich
communication features, using the internet capabilities of the their mobile
With more than 30 million users and over 70,000 new registrations per
day, Nimbuzz is currently used in more than 220 countries worldwide and is
available on thousands of the world's most popular devices across all major
platforms - Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME, as well
as Windows and Mac desktop computers. Web and WAP clients are also available.
Social networks and communities supported by Nimbuzz include Skype(R),
Facebook(R), Windows Live Messenger (MSN(R)), GoogleTalk(TM), Twitter,
Yahoo!(R), AIM(R), MySpace, ICQ(R), GaduGadu, Hyves, and many more.
For more information go to blog.nimbuzz.com or follow @nimbuzz on
Media Contacts: Tobias Kemper General Manager, Nimbuzz USA +1-415-613-9201 firstname.lastname@example.org @tek Jennifer Hicks ink Communications for Nimbuzz +33-6-84-47-80-42 email@example.com @jennalee North America Alexandra Crabb ink Communications for Nimbuzz +1-617-956-2214 firstname.lastname@example.org @alexcrabb
Tobias Kemper, General Manager, Nimbuzz USA, +1-415-613-9201, tobias at nimbuzz.com, at tek; or Jennifer Hicks, +33-6-84-47-80-42, jennifer at theinkstudio.com, at jennalee, or North America: Alexandra Crabb, +1-617-956-2214, alex at theinkstudio.com, at alexcrabb, both of ink Communications for Nimbuzz
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