Nimbuzz hits Android marketplace

Nimbuzz is a simply brilliant instant messaging service for multiple platforms — and it’s now available for the growing legions of Android users.

Instant messaging is nicely integrated into the operating system with Google Talk — but, not everyone’s on that… indeed, if you’re anything like me you’ve got friends on each of the major services that aren’t going to budget any time soon.

So a multi-network compatible IM client is rather useful.

The Nimbuzz team are rather proud of the fact their service offers some rather unique points on Android:

Only Nimbuzz intergrates Skype IM and local social networks such as Hyves in the Netherlands, StudiVZ from Germany, Gagu Gadu from Poland, and Giovani from Italy.

StudiVZ support doesn’t mean much to me, being British. But for the millions of German users, it’s a boon.

Speaking of millions, Nimbuzz are adding a million unique users a month at the moment. Good news if you’re an investor. My favourite feature of Nimbuzz? I love that I appear online in Facebook and can use Facebook chat from the client.

I’ll need to download it for my Android handset…

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