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Nimbuzz launches alternate Android dialer app Holaa

Mobile messaging & VoIP service provider Nimbuzz, which was acquired by UK-based ISP New Telecom last month, has released an Android dialer app called Holaa, reports TechCrunch. Holaa is a call management app that offers standard features like caller ID which displays the callers photo, location & email ID along with the name, phonebook synchronisation with Facebook & Google accounts, missed call alerts, and activity tracker to keep tabs on duration of calls with any particular contact, among others. Holaa also offers something called the Smart Search feature, which allows a user to search for a contact based on name, photo, location and email ID of the person. Another interesting feature is called Merge, which apparently offers new information about a contact periodically and allows the user to instantly add to the phonebook. Spam blocking: The TechCrunch report mentions that the app collects all spam-marked numbers on a central server. If any spam-marked number from the users area calls, the app automatically identifies it and blocks it. Note that the app needs an active data connection or Wi-Fi to look up spam-marked numbers on the database. Holaa currently claims to have a database of over 300 million phone numbers that is used to identify unknown callers. This isn’t something new: Truecaller also offers a similar spam blocking service. In fact, last month Truecaller had also launched a dialler app called Truedialler for Android & Windows Phone that provides information about the number users are about to call and also allows them to search unknown…

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