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World’s First Braille Smartphone

April 26th, 2013


There are no limits to what one can do with the latest smartphones that feature fascinating technologies and exciting functions. For all those willing to experiment, a smartphone may act as the most convenient mobile office or a superb camera with numerous functions and even a media and designing tool.

While we were enjoying our hi-tech toys, someone was giving significant thought to mobile usage for the visually impaired. Mr. Sumit Dagar, 2011 TED Fellow decided to play along an idea for an efficient solution to make smart-phones usable for those who were not really the audiences for most global smart-phone manufacturers.

Working in collaboration with IIT Delhi, Mr. Dagar has developed a smart-phone specifically designed for people with visual impairment. The screen of the smartphone features a grid of pins which forms Braille shapes and characters for the user to read text messages and e-mails.

Although applications such as Siri, Say Text and Google Now enable users to operate some functions of the smart-phones with voice commands, they didn’t really offer any real solution to the visually impaired.

The Braille smart-phone, as described by Mr. Dagar, uses the Shape Memory Alloy technology through which the pins expand and contracts back to its original flat shape. The phone is currently being tested at the LV Prasad Eye Institute and is expected to be released by the end of 2013.


Introducing the Nexus 4

November 26th, 2012

Designed by LG Electronics, the Nexus 4 is Google’s 4th Nexus branded Android based smart phone. The new phone has been launched globally on November 13, 2012 but is yet to be launched in India which may happen sometime in January 2013.
The most significant ‘new’ the Nexus 4 brings to the table is the latest Android 4.2 operating system also known as ‘Jelly Bean’. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the new smart phone offers 2GB of RAM along with an internal memory of 8 or 16 GB optionally.
The design of the Nexus 4 has been visibly ‘Googlized’, the most prominent feature being the 4.7 inch display screen made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that curves smoothly into the bezel instead of the straight edges, adding a luxurious touch to this smart phone. (more…)

Festember – 2012

September 25th, 2012

It’s September and it’s time to be around one of the most awaited fests, Festember -2012 powered by Nimbuzz. The fest brings Music, dance, drama and many more awesome activities which will keep you wanting for more.

Festember – 2012 which kicks off on 27th September 2012 is an inter college event in South India which is hugely popular among the students. The event also includes a whole new bunch of workshops to engage the explorer in you. There are workshops for Skateboarding, Ultimate Frisbee, Salsa, Beat boxing etc. If you have never taken part in these fun activities before, here is your chance to be part of the madness.

Festember – 2012 is powered by Nimbuzz, which is free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz allows you to share the best moments with your friends and also allows you to make new ones.

For more details, click here:

Nimbuzz Comes Pre-loaded On Swipe Tablets

August 17th, 2012

Swipe Telecom has just launched some very affordable tablets in the Indian market. One of them is a 3D tablet! That is a first for the Indian Tablet market. There are three different variants – the Float, Holo and 3D Life.

You can check out the tablets here.

Why are we telling you all this?

This is because the Swipe tablets come pre-loaded with all the ‘appy goodness’ you would want. Guess which awesome app is also included in that? Yes, Nimbuzz is supported out of the box in the Swipe Tablets so you don’t have to download it from Google Play or the Amazon App Store.

You can buy the Swipe tabs from our Ncarry store. Visit this link for more details.

So what does the Nimbuzz Android App do?

• FREE HD VOICE CALLS – Great quality telephonic sound over Wi-Fi or 3G.

HD quality voice calls for free with all your Nimbuzz Messenger contacts.

• FREE MESSAGING – Tired of paying 1 buck a text.

Replace SMS with unlimited free chat.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: You’ll never have to worry about missing a message.

Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, Nimbuzz saves your messages offline until you retrieve them the next time you boot up Nimbuzz.

• CHEAP INTERNATIONAL CALLS – Got family and friends abroad well, Nimbuzz makes the world a smaller place. Buy Nimbuzz Out credits and make really cheap international calls to mobile and landlines.

• SIP VOIP ACCOUNTS – Connect to any of our existing SIP partners or to any other SIP provider and enjoy extremely low cost calls.

• CHAT BUDDIES – If you’re bored in class just boot up one of our popular chat buddies for Twitter, Cricket, Astrology etc. They are very entertaining.

• AND MUCH MORE: Custom chat wallpaper, Landscape mode, Contact sorting, improved Presence Icons, precise message time stamps, Chat history, N-world, free Avatars and much more.

We hope that all you guys who are looking to buy the Swipe tablet love our app. The Nimbuzz Android app is built from the ground up to take advantage of the very capable open source goodness of Android. It will keep you connected with all your friends, family and colleagues. Give it a spin and let us know how you like it.


Airtel slashes 3G rates. Welcome to an even faster Nimbuzz!

May 22nd, 2012

Hey guys, there is some awesome news for all our users who are on Airtel in India. Airtel has slashed the 3G rates and made them quite affordable. The prohibitive cost of the 3G plans in the past had resulted in people sticking to their GPRS/EDGE connections. With this price slashing, now all of you Airtel users can enjoy the benefits that 3G can bring.

We don’t need to remind you of the fact that 3G means even faster chats, video calls, audio calls and messaging on Nimbuzz.

Do you want to know the latest Airtel 3G plan details?


Happy Diwali from Nimbuzz Team

October 26th, 2011

Hey Guys,

It’s festival season this time of the year when the whole country gets lit up with beautiful lights and the sound of the crackers!

This Diwali enjoy the most with your friends and families and stay connected with them on Nimbuzz.

Above is a small Diwali greeting card from the Nimbuzz team to wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali! :)

NEW: Nimbuzz for Java with invisible mode, faster login & less data consumption!

June 11th, 2011

We are happy to let you know that a new version of Nimbuzz (1.9.2) is ready for download on your Java enabled mobile phone.

The new version is packed with useful features that will help you manage better your online presence.

Here are the new features:

  • Invisible mode – to appear invisible to your Nimbuzz contacts while you are actually online.
  • New Notifiable icon - for contacts that have the app closed but are available via push notification or Ping.
  • Mandatory phone number verification for chat-rooms
  • Faster login
  • Less data consumption We expect that on average you will consume 50% less data, and depending on how you use Nimbuzz, this could get save you an amazing 70% in data used.

Now let’s talk a bit more about the new features:

The Notifiable icon is the one with a check mark in the middle stands for Notifiable and it is used only for Nimbuzz contacts that closed Nimbuzz app but can still receive push (on the iPhone)  or  Ping notifications (on the Java and Symbian phones).

To improve your chatting experience we made it mandatory for everybody to have a verified phone number in order to access the chat rooms. This way we can restrict access to anyone who floods or post inappropriate content.

We also fixed the connectivity issues you have reported and the bugs you found.

If you have any suggestions or want to report any issue you might find in the new version please let us know.

Important things to remember for operation of 3G in India

March 25th, 2011

So guys, we are sure you must be excited that 3G is now here in India. With 3G coming in India we also sometimes want to know some important details which will help you to fully enjoy the Nimbuzz services at high speeds.

We have already made you aware of the Airtel 3G rates in Delhi and the Aircel 3G zones

So here are a few important things to remember for operation of 3G in India:


Airtel Prepaid 3G tariff, Activation and details in Delhi

March 15th, 2011

Airtel has launched their 3G services in India in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai at the moment. So we thought that since you also have all the details about How to Connect Nimbuzz via Airtel Live, How to Connect Nimbuzz via Airtel Mobile Office, Nimbuzz easily accessible with Airtel “Mobile Office” plan, Airtel Prepaid Net-on-Phone activation and rates, and Airtel Prepaid Mobile Internet Vouchers cost comparison, we should give all the details to you on each launch so that you can use Nimbuzz and its world class features more efficiently.

Since Prepaid is the hot selling medium of connection, so let’s start with the Airtel Prepaid 3G tariff, Activation and details in Delhi.

Below are the details of the Airtel Prepaid 3G tariff, Activation and details in Delhi


ICQ support returns on Nimbuzz

February 10th, 2011

Yes!  ICQ is back on Nimbuzz .

Though last month we had to pull the plug on ICQ, it didn’t stop us from looking into ways of collaboration.

After further discussions ICQ agreed to let us continue to offer support.  This time we get to offer you an even better experience and access to the full ICQ API.  This is especially handy for Nokia Symbian and Blackberry users for which ICQ does not provide a mobile version.

We know for sure our friends from Russia and Germany will be really happy to have ICQ back again!

Thank you all for sticking with Nimbuzz even when we couldn’t offer ICQ and thanks for your support via blog posts, comments and Twitter.

Please tweet the post and spread the good news to all your friends :D !