BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 to have IM folder (BlackBerry Bytes)

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 im folder

Here’s an interesting piece of news sent to us by our friends over at IntoMobile. It seems as though the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 will debut a new Folder on the Home Screen: Instant Messaging. It’s a move that makes sense considering the Pearl Flip target demographic and their love of IM. However, don’t despair non-FlipBerry using but IM-loving members of the BlackBerry Nation: the IM folder will be available to all via OS 4.6.1 (now if only I could get my Bold’s “Wireless Upgrade” option to work).

Instant Messaging folder on the BlackBerry Pearl 8220

  • http://www.intomobile.com/ Simon

    Anytime. ;)

    I’ve got a lot of the existing IM clients packed on my Bold, and now that the limitations on carriers are starting to be lifted, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the whole lot (ICQ, AIM, MSN, GTalk) to be preloaded on the Flip.

  • http://www.intomobile.com Simon

    Anytime. ;)

    I’ve got a lot of the existing IM clients packed on my Bold, and now that the limitations on carriers are starting to be lifted, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the whole lot (ICQ, AIM, MSN, GTalk) to be preloaded on the Flip.

  • Bla1ze

    The preloading annoys me, I dunno why but it does..service books ya can never get rid of sure u can hide the icons and such but still, I guess I’m just picky about that stuff lol, aside from that when ya change themes for the first couple of times it moves BBM in there as well, maybe I just need to stop being so frack’n picky lmao ;)

  • Bla1ze

    The preloading annoys me, I dunno why but it does..service books ya can never get rid of sure u can hide the icons and such but still, I guess I’m just picky about that stuff lol, aside from that when ya change themes for the first couple of times it moves BBM in there as well, maybe I just need to stop being so frack’n picky lmao ;)

  • Archangel

    I have that folder on my 8100 running 4.5.0.69 and it has all the IM’s in it. As far as pre loading, all you have to do is go into desktop manager and deselect the ones you don’t want.

    4.5 has a create folders option on the home screen… you can make your own and put your icons in them.
    Makes for a tidy and organized today screen, but fast access to all the apps.

  • Archangel

    I have that folder on my 8100 running 4.5.0.69 and it has all the IM’s in it. As far as pre loading, all you have to do is go into desktop manager and deselect the ones you don’t want.

    4.5 has a create folders option on the home screen… you can make your own and put your icons in them.
    Makes for a tidy and organized today screen, but fast access to all the apps.

  • T-Mobile Curve

    I have the folder on my Curve, running 4.2 ’cause T-Mobile still doesn’t have a 4.5 release out there. I deleted all except Yahoo and BB Messenger via Options/Advanced/Applications.

  • T-Mobile Curve

    I have the folder on my Curve, running 4.2 ’cause T-Mobile still doesn’t have a 4.5 release out there. I deleted all except Yahoo and BB Messenger via Options/Advanced/Applications.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info/ Bla1ze

    They are service books…You can delete them in desktop manager all you want..the stupid browser config icons ALWAYS come back! Like I say..easily hide them, but just knowing they are there annoys me.

    And anyone who is posting “I have this on my…”..is robably a T-Mobile customer as they have always had all the IM clients downloadable, where as other carriers have blocked it before opting to go with Oz IM instead of the RIM clients.

    So all in all this is new to some, others eh…not so much.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info Bla1ze

    They are service books…You can delete them in desktop manager all you want..the stupid browser config icons ALWAYS come back! Like I say..easily hide them, but just knowing they are there annoys me.

    And anyone who is posting “I have this on my…”..is robably a T-Mobile customer as they have always had all the IM clients downloadable, where as other carriers have blocked it before opting to go with Oz IM instead of the RIM clients.

    So all in all this is new to some, others eh…not so much.

  • Glenn

    I’ve had the damn instant messaging folder on my Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 since I got the phone back in April — How’s this news?

  • Glenn

    I’ve had the damn instant messaging folder on my Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 since I got the phone back in April — How’s this news?

  • Glenn

    I’ve had the damn instant messaging folder on my Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 since I got the phone back in April — How’s this news?