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Thursday, 26 June 2008

eBuddy beta: Java instant messenger that beats many of its Symbian buddies

eBuddy mobile messenger
eBuddy is a java instant messenger that is way better than some Symbian IM apps like Morange, Palringo, or Talkonaut.

It's not as good as fring, IM+, or Slick, but eBuddy has a clean, easy to navigate interface, talks with the MSN/Live, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, AIM, and MySpace chat networks, and is the first mobile messenger that supports custom emoticons. And unlike IM+, eBuddy is free.

You can get it from the eBuddy site. If you want to try it without installing first, go to with your (mobile) browser to play with the web version of eBuddy.

A minor annoyance of the eBuddy site is that it wants you to do an on the fly install from your mobile phone browser. If you want to download it to your computer for archiving, or to replace the icon, sounds, or splash screen in the .jar installer, go to, select your phone brand and model, download the .jad file, open it in a text editor like Notepad, and copy/paste the URL from the .jad file into your browser to download the .jar installer to your computer.

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