Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk Now Available for All

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RIM has released Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk to all Blackberry users. Previously only Nextel and Rogers users could download Yahoo! Messenger. Both Instant Messenging programs leverage BlackBerry “push” technology to deliver instant messaging.

Most of the features in the regular desktop client are available on the Blackberry version, including emoticon support, contact list management, shortcuts, and even some new features like the ability to set message notification like a tone or vibrate.

To download, point your Blackberry browser to:

http://mobile.blackberry.com

  • Wibbly

    That’s great, but I’m still waiting for MSN Messenger as a RIM supported option :-(

  • Wibbly

    That’s great, but I’m still waiting for MSN Messenger as a RIM supported option :-(

  • Clint

    Not quite “for all” … doesn’t work for Cingular. Can be downloaded, but won’t activate. Note on BB web site states:

    * Yahoo! Messenger, designed for BlackBerry devices, is currently not available for customers of Cingular Wireless or customers whose Wireless Service Providers are based in China, Croatia, Egypt, Guernsey, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka or United Arab Emirates. These customers may download the software but will be unable to log into Yahoo! Messenger from their BlackBerry devices.

  • Clint

    Not quite “for all” … doesn’t work for Cingular. Can be downloaded, but won’t activate. Note on BB web site states:

    * Yahoo! Messenger, designed for BlackBerry devices, is currently not available for customers of Cingular Wireless or customers whose Wireless Service Providers are based in China, Croatia, Egypt, Guernsey, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka or United Arab Emirates. These customers may download the software but will be unable to log into Yahoo! Messenger from their BlackBerry devices.

  • Coreburn

    Well, it’s Nov 2006 and Cingular still won’t let Blackberry owners use Yahoo! Messenger on their phones, and they STILL don’t have an unlimited text messaging plan. So the company I work for just had text messaging removed from all the company phones… Take that Cingular! Sucks though, it’s like we are going back in time here. They told us they don’t care that SMS saves us time or is useful, in fact someone in our purchasing dept said “Why not just call or email?”…
    Cingular, your greed will be your downfall.

  • Coreburn

    Well, it’s Nov 2006 and Cingular still won’t let Blackberry owners use Yahoo! Messenger on their phones, and they STILL don’t have an unlimited text messaging plan. So the company I work for just had text messaging removed from all the company phones… Take that Cingular! Sucks though, it’s like we are going back in time here. They told us they don’t care that SMS saves us time or is useful, in fact someone in our purchasing dept said “Why not just call or email?”…
    Cingular, your greed will be your downfall.