LONDONâ€“Jan. 21, 2009â€”Truphone today announced the immediate free availability of its Truphone Anywhere application for Androidâ„¢-enabled mobile handsets, including the recently released G1 phone. The application is available now as a download on the Android Market in the U.K. and the U.S.
To coincide with T-Mobileâ€™s announcement earlier this week of the availability of the G1 mobile phone in March 2009, a German version of Truphone Anywhere for Android is available and will be the first native language multi-communications application in the Android Market in Germany and Austria when it launches at CeBIT 2009.
Truphone Anywhere for Android delivers an all-in-one conversations hub that allows customers to take advantage of Truphoneâ€™s low international call rates, in addition to the cost of a local call*.
As well as being able to make low-cost international voice calls, Truphone customers can also easily instant-message their friends across a variety of networks including MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talkâ„¢ and Twitter from within one Android application. Customers can also call friends anywhere in the world on Google Talk for the price of a local call, and similarly will soon will be able to instant-message and call their friends on Skype.
â€œWe want to make it as easy as possible for people to have conversations with their communities around the world in whatever form they choose,â€ said Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson.
She continued: â€œWe passionately believe in devices like the Android and iPhone which offer easy user access to applications through the Android Market and the App Store in Appleâ€™s iTunes. The G1 and the entire Android platform is an obvious and important distribution channel for us.â€
Truphone is now available on Android, the Apple iPhone, the Apple iPod touch, Blackberry and Nokia devices.