Tag: Blackberry IM clients

SHAPE Services Launch Free Version of IM+ Messenger

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SHAPE Services have launched an ad-supported free version of their IM+ app for BlackBerry. The IM+ Lite app gives you access to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace, Skype and Twitter. The app also features file transfers, online translation and group chats.

This is a very welcomed version of the app as the premium version is $39.95.

Download IM+ for Skype by SHAPE Services for $29.95.

Download IM+ Lite at wap.shapeservices.com.

Nimbuzz launch free aggregated IM client for BlackBerry

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Nimbuzz BlackBerry Buddy List

Nimbuzz for BlackBerry is now available from BlackBerry App World as well as the Nimbuzz site. The app features a ton of IM clients such as AIM, Google Talk, MSN, Skype as well as Facebook. Speaking of Skype, weren’t they supposed to launch a BlackBerry client 6 months ago? Even though you can’t use the VoIP calling feature of Skype with Nimbuzz, I still wanted to try it out. When I logged in with my Bold 9700, I got an error message saying the Skype service wasn’t working and they’re “looking into it.”

Nimbuzz is free to download and supports BlackBerrys running OS v4.6 or higher. Just go to Nimbuzz.com from your BlackBerry or hit up App World.

Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients

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Third party BlackBerry Instant Messaging clients are a key component of the BlackBerry experience. Rumor has it that around mid/late September (new device time!), BlackBerry IM clients such as Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk and ICQ will see some really decent updates.

Your third party BlackBerry IM clients will be updated with the following features:

  • Add dedicated icons to the Home Screen for one-click access to conversation boxes of specific contacts. The icon appears as the contact’s display picture or avatar
  • Add contacts and display pictures or avatars to the address book to easily send instant messages, email messages, SMS text messages, or place a call right from the address book or conversation box
  • Search through saved conversations
  • Add dedicated emoticon icons in the conversation box

What updates would you like to see?
Click through to read about the updated BlackBerry IM clients