Nimbuzz 1.9

Nimbuzz 1.9

Thanks to Cornell J for  alerting  me that Nimbuzz has been updated.  It’s now up to version 1.9 (there was a short-lived 1.83 that I missed).

The biggest change for iDEN users is that the key mapping issues that plagued earlier versions have been mostly fixed.  The OK button still doesn’t work (press Call in place of OK) and in some of the menus the right soft key (labeled “Back”) doesn’t do anything and you have to press the Menu key instead. But everywhere else in the app the soft keys seem to be labeled correctly.

The new version also seems to start up faster and load the contact list more quickly.  Supported communities are Windows Live Messenger,  Yahoo, Facebook Chat,  Google Talk, AIM, MySpace, Twitter and Hyves.

Type: Freeware

Vendor: Nimbuzz

Data Connection Required: Yes

iDEN Compatible: (tested on i776): Yes

Boost CDMA Compatible: (tested on Motorola Rambler): Yes

Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series with Java (i856, i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)

Filesize: 349 KB

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

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jar zip

11 comments on this post.

  1. Margaret says:

    I have been having an awful time with Email+IM on my Motorola i475. The factory installed app quit on me (Boost customer care suggested deleting it and they would send me a “link” to reinstall, but my phone was unable to receive it. Now I get an error message says “link broken”. Boost has been unable to fix the problem and can’t even provide me with the app to re-install though they have it available for other I models. So I looked into Numbuzz and it downloads correctly but the suite install always gets hung up on the third step, “verifying classes.”

    What am I doing wrong, or are there any other IM apps (specifically Yahoo) that are compatible with my model? Thanks

    • Dennis says:

      I don’t think you are doing anything wrong. IM+ is frustrating junk in my experience.

      If an app gives a error verifying classes there’s no a use can fix it, the app is incompatible. If you try some of the older versions of Nimbuzz listed here: I suspect that some of them will at least install.

      There are quite a few other Yahoo Messager apps listed here: that you can try. I don’t have an i475 to test with and don’t use Yahoo IM so I can’t provide a specific recommendation

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