eBuddy Rockets Past 1 Million Downloads in Less Than 3 Months on Nokia’s Ovi Store

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eBuddy, the world’s leading independent web and mobile instant messaging (IM) aggregator service, announced today that eBuddy Mobile Messenger has surpassed one million downloads in less than three months on Nokia’s Ovi Store, and has been downloaded by users in more than 203 countries including the US, UK, France, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. eBuddy Mobile Messenger is one of the most popular free mobile applications in the Nokia Ovi Store, and works on nearly every Nokia mobile device including the popular N97 and N97 Mini.

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“Distributing eBuddy Mobile Messenger via Nokia’s Ovi Store allows us to further extend the popularity of eBuddy directly to Nokia users around the world,” stated Jan Joost “JJ" Rueb, CEO and co-founder of eBuddy.

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eBuddy, the world’s leading independent web and mobile instant messaging (IM) aggregator service, announced today that eBuddy Mobile Messenger has been surpassed one million downloads in less than three months on Nokia’s Ovi Store, and has been downloaded by users in more than 203 countries including the US, UK, France, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. eBuddy Mobile Messenger is one of the most popular free mobile applications in the Nokia Ovi Store, and works on nearly every Nokia mobile device including the popular N97 and N97 Mini.

eBuddy is one of world’s most popular mobile instant messaging applications and enables millions of global users to chat for free in one, aggregated interface across all major IM networks including AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hyves, ICQ, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.

"As Ovi Store continues to grow, more and more publishers are seeing their apps reach a million downloads faster," said Marco Argenti, VP and Global Head of Media, Nokia. "eBuddy is the latest developer to utilize Ovi Store's global reach, enabling more than a million Nokia users to stay connected using their favorite IM client."

“Distributing eBuddy Mobile Messenger via Nokia’s Ovi Store allows us to further extend the popularity of eBuddy directly to Nokia users around the world, and plays a role in helping us reach 95 percent of the global handset market,” stated Jan Joost “JJ” Rueb, CEO and co-founder of eBuddy. “eBuddy has been downloaded more than one million times in just three months on Ovi Store, and we look forward to seeing more delighted Ovi Store users enjoying eBuddy Mobile Messenger around the world.”

The success and popularity of eBuddy Mobile Messenger on the Ovi Store is a testament to eBuddy’s market leadership in the mobile instant messaging sector. eBuddy’s mobile applications have been downloaded over 75 million times, and more than 15 million unique mobile users access eBuddy every month sending over 7.5 billion messages.

About eBuddy
eBuddy is web and mobile messaging for everyone, everywhere! eBuddy processes over 15 billion messages per month and enables more than 30 million unique monthly visitors to chat in one interface across all major IM networks including AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hyves, ICQ, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! eBuddy is one of the world’s fastest growing mobile IM applications with over 15 million unique monthly mobile users, and offers four, free mobile IM versions: eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch, eBuddy for Android, eBuddy Mobile Messenger (J2ME) and eBuddy Lite Messenger (mobile Web). The premium native application, eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch with additional exclusive features is for sale via iTunes. The eBuddy mobile application uses a mobile Internet data connection over 3G, 2G or WiFi networks. eBuddy is the proud winner of the Best Mobile App category in Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards.

Founded in 2003 and based in Amsterdam, London and San Francisco, eBuddy is a privately held company backed by Prime Technology Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners. Learn more: http://www.ebuddy.com.

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