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Nokia Partners With Nimbuzz to Enhance the Messaging Experience on Windows 8

Fueled by Increasing Global User Growth - over 150 Million, Nimbuzz Extends Its Reach on Every Mobile Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimbuzz, one of the largest and fastest growing mobile messaging applications in the world, today announced the release of its Nimbuzz app for Windows Phone 8. Leveraging the adoption of Windows Phone 8 devices globally, Nimbuzz brings its popular messaging app to the platform and takes advantage of new features that enhance the user's mobile experience – resizable Live Tiles that support content from within the app and visible notifications when the home screen is locked.

The Nimbuzz app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace from any Windows Phone 8 device. Along with the increased native language support of the Windows Phone OS, the WP 8 version of Nimbuzz is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Hindi and Arabic.

Nimbuzz is a cross-platform mobile messaging and entertainment app which allows users to message, video, call, meet, and share data with family and friends on any mobile device. With more than 150 million users in more than 200 countries, and more than 210,000 new registrations daily, Nimbuzz has become the ultimate mobile communications tool.

New Windows Phone 8 Features – Content Based Live Tiles & Locked Screen Notifications

Nimbuzz now supports Windows Phone 8 resizable Live Tiles. Users can choose the size they prefer for display on the device's home screen. A larger Live Tile can also visually alert the user to the number of unread messages. Additionally, The Live Tile, regardless of size, will periodically flip over to show a segment of the content so a user can decide to immediately respond, to join a chat group or to view later. The larger the tile, the more content can be displayed.

"Nokia's long history with Nimbuzz across our device portfolio continues to provide our customers with great mobile experiences. As Nokia expands the reach of the Nokia Lumia portfolio, the reach of Nimbuzz also increases," said Richard Kerris, VP of Global Developer Relations, Nokia.

The new Windows Phone 8 release of the Nimbuzz app also supports locked screen notifications. New communication alerts, whether they are chats, group chats, file shares or other notifications, can be viewed when the screen is locked, alerting the user of pending activity within the Nimbuzz app. The new version also delivers increased app performance and responsiveness.

"As the early pioneer in mobile messaging, Nimbuzz has witnessed an increasing choice by consumers to use messaging apps for communicating on their mobiles," said Vikas Saxena, Nimbuzz CEO. "Windows Phone as a mobile platform continues to gain traction around the world and our 150 million and counting customers can upgrade to a Windows Phone device knowing their favorite messaging app is available."

Nimbuzz is available on thousands of the world's most popular devices across all major platforms – iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Phone & J2ME as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers. Existing Nimbuzz users on other platforms, including Windows Phone 7.5 users, who have upgraded to a Windows Phone 8 device can simply download the app, log-in using their previous credentials and immediately access their existing contacts and groups.

The Nimbuzz Messenger for Windows 8 is available for download here.

About Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz is the free messaging and entertainment app for the connected generation. The multi award-winning Nimbuzz application enables people to enjoy free calls, instant messaging, games, file sharing, and social networking and more using the Internet capabilities of their mobile device. With more than 150 million users and more than 210,000 new registrations per day, Nimbuzz is currently used in more than 200 countries worldwide and is available on thousands of the world's most popular devices across all major platforms such as Android, Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers. For more information, go to http://blog.nimbuzz.com or follow @nimbuzz on Twitter.

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

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