E71 Instant Messenger Apps: Battle Of The Big Three

The way we communicate is always changing. No longer are text messages relied upon as the sole form of fast mobile communication. Many people tweet their status and post Facebook updates from their mobile phones, and E71 users can login to their favorite chat protocols and hold a conversation with friends via text in real time.

The three E71 instant messaging applications I will show you in this article are Nimbuzz, Palringo, and Fring. I won’t be going into detail about how each app works, instead I will give a rundown of the features so you can then choose which you like to use. All these applications are free.



Developer Description:
Nimbuzz is a multi community mobile social messaging and VoIP provider, combining VoIP, instant messaging, and (geo) presence. The free application lets users connect and interact with their buddies across popular communities, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk (Orkut), AIM, and social networks including Facebook and MySpace. From one contact list users can call, chat, share files and location, and more, with all their friends in one place. All you need is an internet enabled mobile phone with an internet connection. The free application is available on the mobile, web, PC, and Mac!

Mike’s Note: New version lets you update your Twitter status.

Learn more about Nimbuzz.


Developer Description:
Using your handset′s internet connection, you can interact with friends on all your favourite social networks including Skype®, MSN Messenger®, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®. You can listen to music with your Last.fm friends, check out what each other are up to on Facebook, receive alerts of new Google Mail™ and tailor make your very own fring by adding more cool experiences from fringAdd-ons™. fring puts all your online friends into one, dynamic fringFriends™ buddy list, which is always connected so you can enjoy free calls and instant messaging with all your online friends, see their real-time status, and even find each other’s actual location.

Learn more about fring.



Developer Description:
Palringo is the ultimate Instant Messaging client for mobile phones and computers. Now you can chat with all your buddies, no matter what IM they use, all from one universal Instant Messenger. Supports: Windows Live Messenger ® (MSN), AOL ® Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! ® Messenger, Google Talk ™, ICQ ®, Jabber ®, iChat® / MobileMe ®, QQ ®, Gadu-Gadu ®, Facebook Chat (Alpha).

Learn more about Palringo.

What Do You Use?

I would like to know what everyone loves to use and why? My personal favorite is Nimbuzz because of the interface, but I am willing to give Fring another try since I’ve heard good things about the latest version. Palringo – well I tried it the other day and just wasn’t digging the UI. Maybe next time.

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