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BlackBerry Beta Zone Open Invitation for IM Apps

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The BlackBerry Beta Zone is running an open beta for all members to try the latest versions of the first party instant messaging services. It seems all the betas are maintenance releases which means it’s not all that exciting to get involved.
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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?
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Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail available for BlackBerry

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Windows Live for BlackBerry

While Live Messenger was only available on certain carriers earlier when the BlackBerry Instant Messaging Clients review was underway, it just recently opened up and is available for free download. All the usual goodies are there, like smileys and status messages, but it looks like this launch is also being accompanied by a Live Hotmail app as well, offering free push e-mail from your Hotmail inbox.

(via Pinstack)

First look at Windows Live for BlackBerry

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Windows Live for BlackBerry

We told you during WES about RIM’s partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows Live and push Hotmail support to BlackBerry, due out sometime later this summer. However, the eager beavers over at BerryReview have jumped the gun and gotten their hands on two pre-release screenshots.

I have to admit it does look okay, but really, who wants to put a Microsoft product on their BlackBerry? Check out a list of Windows Live feature specs after the jump.

(via BerryReview)

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