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MXit – South African Mobile Instant Messaging client

Link: My Broadband :: 3G & Cellular : Message anyone for less than 1c…should mobile networks be worried?.

Just came across this…

MXit is essentially a South African-developed instant messaging program that you’d download to your cellphone. It was launched a year ago by a company called Clockspeed Mobile, which has since been renamed MXit Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd.

Similar to the existing big players in the relatively new mobile instant messenger industry – Crickee, Hotxt, Juize, Texme — MXit appears to offer a heck of a lot more including chatrooms, games and access to MSN *and* ICQ, AOL, Jabber (and as a result, Google Talk, I think). To date I think I’ve only come across MSN connectivity in Crickee & Juize. So MXit appears to be ahead here. I wonder if they’ve plans to come to Europe?

Launched in 2004, they’re gunning for the marketplace. Their mission? Secure 2.5% of the world GSM phone population within the next 3 years.

To download, point your handset’s browser to: www.mxit.co.za/wap

I shall be doing so shortly.

Check it out at: http://www.mxit.co.za/

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