eBuddy demoed on Nokia N9 – available on all Nokia Platforms.

| October 31, 2011 | 29 Replies

To coincide with this tip from Glenn about eBuddy, here’s a video we got during Nokia World. Unfortunately, it seems to have cut off just before we got to see it working on other Nokia devices:


eBuddy XMS coming to MeeGo, its not WhatsApp, but its good enough allowing web SMS’s to be sent.

Clients are also available for iOS, Android and Blackberry.

Will also be coming to S40, Symbian and WP7


Category: Applications, Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia, S40, S60, Symbian, Video, Windows Phone

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  • N00-00

    eBuddy XMS replacing WhatsApp?? I remember Nokia pushing WhatsApp in its promotions as the preferred Messaging service..

  • Nabeel

    I want whatsapp. I made everyone at work download it on iOS and blackberries, now I switched phones. Can’t make them download ebuddy. Common whatsapp. Oh btw, I emailed support for whatsapp and I got an automated reply that they have no plans for meego 🙁

  • Michael Faro-Tusino

    Anyone know of release date?

  • Jill

    Interesting !!
    Considering its still not available for Symbian 3, Anna or Belle .. Was this the reason .. A fulfledged extra ordinary version ??

  • Sfu

    So how does it work. he talks about being able to see is someon is online or offline.

    Do you have to log in?
    is it always on like whatsapp?
    does it drain battery?

    Would love it if it works like whatsapp. Just download. log in once and thats it.

  • Sfu

    Nevermind i found out. it works just like whatsapp!!!


    Great for N9!! and its users!!!!!!

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      + ∞

    • Survivor

      Is that a messenger that can have access on msn, yahoo, icq, etc?

      • oho

        No it isn’t, this is somthing similar to WhatsApp, an independant messenger.

  • can’t be helped

    my worry about the lack of msn and yahoo im and whatsapp is gone,,, thank you ebuddy!!!

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      I KNOW!!

      I was happy when Viber replied to my tweet saying “they looking into MeeGO 😉 ” but knowing that this already exists. Woop Woop!!!

      • Survivor

        OMG!!!! that’s really good news for all the N9 user..!!!!!!

        lets rock.

    • kaien

      actually you can have YM and MSN via a workaround. please follow the steps as followed.

      Enable developer’s mode first and gain access to Terminal, also you need to have software like Gajim on your computer to activate the service for MSN and YM for your Jabber account.

      This is to setup Jabber account for you to connect to MSN and YM

      This is for you to manually insert Jabber account into the N9, needs terminal access

  • oho

    This just made my day ^_^

  • Linuxfag

    Does this mean that with this app you could be speaking to whatsapp users?

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      No, its separate but works the same way. Plus it is free 🙂

  • et3rnal

    YAY 😀

    f*k WhatApp i dont wanna pay for massaging services! 🙂 even yearly! lol

  • jr89

    Is it a replacement for Whatsapp? At the end I did not used it a lot of time but ebuddy is an other thing I’ll definitely support!

  • Glavata

    Where can I get this on my N9? Not showing up in the store.

    • Michael FT

      I don’t think it is released yet

  • aboodesta

    This is awesome news for us N9 owners. I promoted whatsapp to everyone of my friends and then they give us the whole no plans for meego attitude. Im gonna make everyone I know switch to ebuddy xms now.

    • Amal


  • gen

    N9 got facebook chat already. your pretty much online on your facebook as long as your phone is on.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      If you set your status as online and have an active internet connection.

    • kaien

      The problem with facebook chat or whatever protocol they currently supported doesn’t utilise push notification system and keeps the connection alive which drains my battery a lot. I switched those services off now. So ebuddy would be more reliable coz I believe they should use push notification.

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  • Colin

    How should this help us? Everyone has whatsapp.. and now just because of one phone everyone else should change? would you download such a programm just because of one person? =(

  • Lesedi

    colin has a good point