Google Buzz hits Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile

Google Buzz on mobile just got a whole lot friendlier for gadget fans sans iPhone or an Android 2.x phone: the website for serving up status updates on the move can now be accessed on older Android phones, Symbian S60 smartphones, BlackBerrys, and Windows Mobile handsets.

When Google Buzz first launched, the search giant’s attempt at social networking was only available on the desktop as part of Gmail, and through the browser on the iPhone and Android 2.0 and above phones. Now though, Google has revealed that a mobile optimised version of is now accessible through older Android phones, Nokia Symbian S60 phones (We can’t confirm if Sony Ericsson and Samsung S60 phones will work), Windows Mobile blowers and the BlackBerry browser.

Gmail gets Google Buzz updates on iPhone and Android

Log in with your password and you’ll be able to see a simple list of Google Buzz posts, post privately or publicly, comment on others’ posts, and if you’re on a BlackBerry even turn location on through your browser settings. We tested it out on a BlackBerry Bold 9700, and by and large it works a treat, though we couldn’t get location working: Google Buzz insisted JavaScript was turned off (it wasn’t, but with the doddery BlackBerry browser, this is almost to be expected).

Previously, Google Buzz was only supported on these mobile platforms via a layer in Google Maps, but the Google Buzz website is a much more straightforward way to see what your friends are saying. That is of course, if they’re actually using Google Buzz – is it your social network of choice? Let us know in the comments below.

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