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KiK Social Messenger coming to Symbian! + Updated WP Mango Edition

| November 19, 2011 | 19 Replies

Big news for all fans of cross-platform instant chatting applications, KiK a app very much similar to Whatsapp is coming to Symbian devices SOON, theres a sign up page for private beta testing here: Just enter your name, Email & Phone Model.

http://kik.com/symbian

For what it’s worth KiK developers seem to really love Symbian, usually when apps extend to new platforms they just mention the large user-base and maybe the flexibility of the platform (definitely not for iOS), but in their launch page they practically fawned over symbians SMoothness????, battery life and opensource. Stating that their app would make Symbian ‘Proud’,  ‘despite it’s uncertain future’ it seems like they truly believe Symbian is not dead, maybe they’ve been paying attention to the Leaked Symbian Roadmap. Also they seem to have taken a cheap shot at whatsapp saying that KiK is more beautiful than all messenger platforms, including “Whatsamacallit”.

We understand why you love Symbian: it’s smooth, open, light on battery, and fast – many of the same things Kik is known for. And we think that the millions of Symbian users around the world still deserve high quality, beautiful apps, despite the platform’s uncertain future (and the press’ gleeful predictions of its demise).

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Kik is a Symbian app you can be proud of. It’s faster, more beautiful and reliable than all other messengers on the platform (including <ahem> Whatsamacallit). We think it’s a great example of how polished and powerful Symbian apps can be when they’ve been made by true fans of the platform.

-The screenshots for the app show that it’s already been customized with the Belle style task-bar Hooray! which of course would explain how they complimented the smoothness (Belle = AmaZing)

We think it’s a great example of how polished and powerful Symbian apps can be when they’re made by people who love the platform.

Lets hope they deliver (Yes LiveProfile I’m looking at you- the liveprofile app was “almost ready”  over six months ago according to their twitter), I for one have already signed up for beta testing KiK, I haven’t tried it but I’ve seen it run on Android and it looks great.

Also in the  same blog about KiK getting updated there was a tiny note about them releasing a newer version for WP, optimized for mango:

Kik for WP7 Mango
We also released an updated version of Kik for Windows Phone 7. You’ll find Kik is even faster than before, more reliable, and takes advantage of several Mango improvements (fast app switching, list scrolling, etc). It’s available now – let us know what you think!

Thanks to Daniel McGuire for the tip, Cheers.

VIA

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Category: Mango, News, Nokia, Symbian, Symbian^3, Test, Windows Phone

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Hey, my name's Ali- Currently a fifth (and final) year Dental Student from Chicago; studying in Jordan. I love all sorts of gadgets almost as much as I love my cookies! Be sure to follow my Twitter handle @AliQudsi and Subcribe to my Youtube for the latest videos - no pressure. Thanks.
  • Ali Abdulla

    I hope they will include an amoled friendly dark theme

  • Blackidea

    i’d like to see twitter, facebook, and other soc net apps written with belle guidelines and made by developer that really love symbian.
    Symbian deserve to get a quality apps.
    And most of nokiabetalabs things was optimized for symbian

  • pp

    yeeeaaa

  • http://mysymbianworld.blogspot.com/ Daniel McGuire

    No problem for the tip but next time please credit the source, I am trying to get this blog going :)

    • Aliqudsi

      Sorry Mate, Added VIA back link now.

  • ddd

    i have great news for symbian/meego

    chinese video streaming site app qiyi.com is available for symbian/n9 meego

    btw, n9/symbian need more quality social network apps

    fuc@@@k that yahoo.com im
    fuc@@@k ms msn messenger
    fuc@@@k facebook

    give applause to
    nokia im
    imo.im
    nimbuzz
    fring
    kik

  • Spinnel

    Any chanc for them to release a MeeGo flava?

  • weirdfisher

    Symbian is smooth.
    Yeah, occationally

    • JD!

      Stop living in caves. Time to wake up!

      • swiss

        fk off

  • insta-star

    i really appreciate that they are into symbian nd all… but! wat abt n9… just got one and that phone is in serious need of a social app! facebook nd stuff like that is not for me!

  • MyNokiaLife

    Softpedia reports the N9 will get LARGER FONTS on it’s next upgrade.

    I like that!!!(Someone hand me my glasses)

  • GordonH

    Does Kik messenger allows “bigger” groups then whatsapp?
    Whatspp has a limit of 10 per group.

  • Sazid Shahriar

    Does Nokia N9 support symbian Ovi application?

  • Shamus

    It’d be nice if they realized maemo6x (meego) existed…

  • mark

    Does anybody know how to save photos from kik? i want to know haha

  • Jordan

    dusnt work for n97 help

  • Shiva

    Help me for downlod app(kik chat)nokia 5800

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