Nimbuzz 1.72

Nimbuzz 1.72

Nimbuzz released version 1.72 of their multi-protocol IM client for Java phones a couple of days ago. Unlike 1.7,which didn’t install on iDEN phones, I had no problems running this latest version on my i776.

There are no new features in 1.72, just the always worthwhile bug fixes and performance improvements.

Supported networks are the same as in version 1.6, Windows Live Messenger,  Skype, Yahoo, Facebook Chat,  Google Talk, AIM, MySpace, ICQ, Twitter, studiVZ, shuelerVZ, Gadu-Gadu and Hyves. Update: Skype support as been removed at Skype’s request.

Startup time, always an issue with Nimbuzz on the low spec i776, does seem noticeably faster. Other than that I don’t see much difference. Off line Facebook friends are still listed in the buddy list as numbers instead of by name (their names do appear if they go online) and  the OK button and the soft keys are still mapped incorrectly.

Because of the messed up key mappings you need to:

1. Use the green Callkey as the “OK” key
2. Use the right soft key for the left soft key’s action
3. Use the menu key for the  right soft key‘s action
4. Exception : When entering text in native pop up windows,  the soft keys (labeled OK and Cancel) work as labeled.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Nimbuzz
Data Connection Required: Yes
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)
Filesize: 298 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jarzip