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eBuddy’s funky mobile instant messenger application


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I can’t recall where I found out about eBuddy‘s new mobile instant messenger application. I’ve only been using it for a day on my Nokia E61i, however I’m finding it quite smart.

I’m normally a big Agile Messenger user but for some reason it’s just been totally disagreeing with my E61i in recent months, leading to me developing a persistent hankering for a Blackberry sporting Google Talk.

eBuddy’s application is really simple and very easy to use. I downloaded and signed-in on MSN within 60 seconds. I’m still used to the Agile way of doing things — that is, you type your text into the screen below the conversation flow. With eBuddy, you’re taken to a text input screen first to enter your text, then you return back to the conversation. Flicking between user conversations is as simple as pressing left or right on the Nokia’s cursor control pad.

Right now, the eBuddy application supports AOL, Yahoo and MSN — I’m sure (and I hope) they’ll soon offer Google Talk support through a future update. Meantime the application looks solid and functional. I’m going to try and give it a good amount of use.

They’re serious about development. Their site reports that they have beta versions of the application for the usual suspects (Symbian, Windows Mobile) but also offer support for NEC, LG, Sharp, Siemens and Sagem…!

Get hold of the application here.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

6 replies on “eBuddy’s funky mobile instant messenger application”

well… I didn’t really understand why you would recommend ebuddy when you have IM+ installed.. may be you wanted to point out that ebuddy is free compared to IM+ (or compared to Agile Messenger). However it is, you are also looking for googletalk being supported, so why not try eqo.com or fring.com ? They offer even more than that, like VoIP and text messaging for example. Those two are really great. Just fyi.. other IM solutions like slick, bing or barablu are also free but they aren’t that nice at all.

Thanks for the positive review!

We are starting a closed beta of a new version of the eBuddy Mobile Messenger including Google talk. If you want to try it out, please send a message to feedback@ebuddy.com with your handset-type, country and operator and we’ll let you know when and where you can download the new version.

JJ – eBuddy Mobile

Hi,its great comparative to others,but the main problem i nd my friends r facing is that i doesnt have minimize option nd sound is low. . Plz raise the sound level nd try to add minimize option. . I dnt knw wheather u can add chat rooms surfing or not but we all friends like if chat rooms are too available. .thanks

I use it on my N95 and its amazing… u can even facebook chat…. its playing up at the mo tho… wont sign in? anyway when it works its awesome. u can nudge on msn and send pictures using the mobiles camera. amazing.

I use it on my N95 and its amazing… u can even facebook chat…. its playing up at the mo tho… wont sign in? anyway when it works its awesome. u can nudge on msn and send pictures using the mobiles camera. amazing.

I use it on my N95 and its amazing… u can even facebook chat…. its playing up at the mo tho… wont sign in? anyway when it works its awesome. u can nudge on msn and send pictures using the mobiles camera. amazing.

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