ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- Collaboration to Develop Optimized Versions of the Nimbuzz Social Messaging Application for Toshiba's New TG01 Handset

Nimbuzz today announced a collaboration with electronics giant Toshiba to develop optimised versions of the multi-award winning Nimbuzz Social Messaging application for its mobile communications division. The agreement will bring instant messaging and social networking capabilities to Toshiba's new high quality, high performance TG01 Handset.

Nimbuzz's best in class mobile social messaging client was selected by Toshiba to provide an application that integrates effortlessly with an individual's sophisticated and hyper-connected digital lifestyle. The two companies are working together to provide a device rich with communication features that enhance the usability of the Toshiba device and put all friends in one place.

Nimbuzz is an application designed to increase the desirability and differentiation of its partner's products. The mobile social messaging capabilities will be seamlessly absorbed into Toshiba's new handset with minimal cost and maximum benefit to both users looking for a device that fits their lifestyle and operators looking for new ARPU magnets alike.

Bertand Issard, Head of Product Planning Strategy of Toshiba Mobile Communications Division in Europe added: All our application partners are best of breed and are chosen for their mass market appeal and we are pleased to announce Nimbuzz as our social messaging partner. Nimbuzz will complete the PC like Internet experience of TG01 from flash site browsing to social networking,

Nimbuzz CEO Evert-Jaap Lugt commented: Device enrichment and differentiation is central to the overall desirability of mobile phones today and Nimbuzz is excited to collaborate with Toshiba to provide a truly world class value experience for Toshiba customers globally.

Toshiba will be displaying its new TG01 with the Nimbuzz application running at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Stand number 8A111.

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About Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz is a mobile social messenger combining instant messaging, (geo) presence, and VoIP across popular communities, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk, AIM, and social networks including Facebook and MySpace. The free application is available on the mobile, web and PC, for instant messaging, location sharing, (group) calling, file sharing, and chat rooms.

From one contact list users can call, chat, message and more, with all their friends in one place. Nimbuzz is a feature rich mass market product for the hyper-connected lifestyle.

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