WPCentral have posted up that Viber has announced they will bring Voice Calling to Windows Phone, exclusive to the Lumia range. This is another prime example of Nokia improving the WP experience for Lumia users. Although, I do think that having such exclusive apps and services does indeed cause fragmentation, but let’s not discuss that.
Going to the source link, you find out that they will also be releasing a version for S40 and Symbian. Great news for Nokia on all fronts.
Here is what they announced;
Nokia S40, Symbian and Bada Platforms
The new version features Viber’s popular text messaging service. The app is being released to the popular S40, Symbian and Bada platforms that power hundreds of millions of mobile devices around the world. More than 1.5 billion phones using the Nokia S40 platform have been sold since the platform was first released. These new platforms represent a huge and untapped market for Viber and allow the startup to provide even more people with the ability to communicate freely.
Viber for Windows Phone 7 on Nokia Devices
Viber is also releasing a completely new version for Nokia Lumia phones running the Windows Phone 7 platform. Viber now offers Nokia Windows Phone 7 users free HD-quality phone calls and group messaging in addition to free text and photo messages. This version was developed in partnership with Nokia and is currently available exclusively on Nokia Lumia phones.
“We are committed to our users and to our mission – to let people all over the world connect freely,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber Media. “By adding the S40, Symbian and Bada platforms to our list of supported mobile OSs, we are expanding the community of individuals who can communicate for free, no matter what platform they use.”