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.”
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RIM is on an updating roll bringing all the IM clients to 2.5 with some new features. Apart from being OS 5.0-compatible, the new clients feature deeper integration with BlackBerry address book contacts, conversation search function, and better emoticon selection.
There is also a new feature that allows you to save a favorite contact as a home screen icon for even faster navigation.
Grab the latest version of your favorite flavor IM client:
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
The Deal of the Day was a huge success on BlackBerry Cool and we’ll continue running it every Friday. Each week, we’ll choose a new product and slash the price in half. This week’s deal is IM+ All-in-One Messenger.
IM+ All-in-One-Messenger by SHAPE Services is normally priced at $39.95, and today we’re giving it away at $19.97. IM+ has recently been updated to version 8.0 which supports MSN/Windows Live, Yahoo!, ICQ, AOL, Google Talk, Jabber, MySpace IM, Facebook chat, and Twitter.
This is a great messenger which you may have considered overpriced at first, but now affordable.
Stay tuned for our next Deal of the Day!
I like to read the Sales by 5 blog every now and then because power user Nan Palmero works at the company and it’s good inspirational reading. A recent post on their blog is talking about “Using Great Technology” which of course involves a BlackBerry.
About two months ago, some things in my life changed, and I decided to move away from San Antonio. Rather than fearing for my job, I went straight to Erik and told him about my situation. We chose to put our state of the art technology to the test! With the use of our BlackBerry devices, Dell laptops equipped with shared calendars and contacts by Microsoft Outlook, google talk, a Sprint Air Card during the move, and Foonz conference call service, I have managed to stay an important part of the team. What we do and how well we do it have not changed. Among other responsibilities, Erik and Nan rely on me for all of their scheduling from nearly 1,000 miles away. Great technology is one thing that our team could not afford to sacrifice. This is the future of the work environment. Are you investing in great technology? And if so, are you using it to better your team?