Viber Media the VoIP company founded by American-Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, that provide an application named Viber for iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS,and Windows Phone letting users make free phone calls and send free text messages to any other viber user (works on 3G/4G and WiFi networks), is going after the other Nokia phones – and Samsung.
Viber is currently functional on Nokia lumia that is running Windows Phone 7 operating system, but after hitting the 100 million registered user, the company set a new target to conquer the older phones. Older Nokia phones running Symbian and S40 will be the targets of the expansion (s30 very basic OS).
Nokia announced on 25 January 2012 that the company has sold over 1.5 billion S40 devices, thus the interest of Viber in this mobile OS.
Viber press release:
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.
Also Viber updated app will bring HD voice calls and group calls to Nokia Lumia, and updated the Iphone App to bring support to Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and Portuguese.
Viber is sending approximately 6 billion monthly texts messages, and 2 billion minutes of calls per month. (aprox. 10 million calls a day)