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Yahoo! Launches Messenger One App Beta in Indonesia

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BlackBerry is making some serious headway in Indonesia and Yahoo! are right there to ride the wave. Today, Yahoo! Messenger One app beta was launched and it’s a pretty feature-packed BlackBerry app. Yahoo! Messenger One is an all-in-one universal address book and communications hub that helps users to find, connect and communicate with friends whether it’s email, IM or SMS.
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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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BIS 3.1 Screenshot Confirms Address Book Sync

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Although we’re hearing rumors that BIS 3.1 and 3.2 are coming with Yahoo!, Gmail and Hotmail sync, it’s always good to see some screenshots that confirm. The most recent leaks show some Address Book sync with Yahoo! confirming that we’ll be seeing this in upcoming BIS versions.
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Follow the Olympics with Yahoo! Mobile Site

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Yahoo! have a mobile site that looks pretty decent on a BlackBerry and gives some good coverage of the 2010 Olympics. The app features live results, upcoming events, medal counts, and photos to news, expert commentary, and more. The Olympics is also integrated into Yahoo!’s mobile search results, which I still think are obsolete with Google around.

Head over to their mobile site at m.yahoo.com/olympics and see for yourself.

BIS 3.0 and 3.1 to Feature Better Google Sync and WMA Support

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A diagram of BIS operation

BBleaks threw up some more details about BIS 3.0 and I’m personally really looking forward to this. The latest info about BIS 3.0, tells us we’ll see:

  • OpenOffice file support: presentations, text documents and spreadsheets.
  • Support for WMA (Windows Media Audio).

Previously, we heard BIS 3.0, coming in March of 2010, will improve the Gmail plugin so as to sync deleted, read/unread and sent messages between the messages folder and your Gmail. BIS 3.0 will also include the ability to add and remove labels from your device.

BIS 3.1, which is rumored to arrive soon after, will feature the ability to:

  • Synchronize Google Calendar
  • Synchronize your address book from Hotmail account
  • Synchronize your address book from Yahoo
  • Yahoo mailbox will cause an automatic download of Yahoo messenger on the device

BeejiveIM for BlackBerry updates to version 2.0 and goes on sale

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BeejiveIM has gone version 2.0, offering a ton of IM services in a single client. The supports IM services such as Facebook Chat, GoogleTalk, AIM/iChat/MobileMe, MSN/Windows Live, Yahoo!, MySpace, ICQ, and Jabber.

BeejiveIM also features:

  • Clickable Twitter usernames: Click on a Twitter username in a chat to launch Twitter.
  • Voice notes: Instantly record and send voice messages to your IM contacts.
  • GPS location: Send your current GPS location with a link to Google Maps.
  • More chat styles: Customize your chat styles and colors and set different backgrounds and wallpapers.
  • File transfers with all IM services: Easily send, receive, and review file attachments, and see previews of images right inside your chat.
  • Push notifications: Whether running in the foreground or the background, BeejiveIM will always notify you of new instant messages.
  • Improved battery life.
  • Group chats: Chat with groups of contacts on AIM, Yahoo, MSN and Jabber.
  • UI Customization: Customize your buddy lists, chat layouts, bubble styles, and more.
  • Logging: View your chat history, and email yourself logs of your past chats.
  • Buddy Icons: Show icons for all contacts in your buddy list.
  • Clickable Hyperlinks: Click on real hyperlinks in chats, allowing you to browse, call, tweet, email, text, or PIN message directly from a chat screen.

BeejiveIM 2.0 is now available for $9.95 for a device license and $14.95 for user license. This price represents a sale of 50% off that is valid until January 1st 2010. Not sure if you want to buy? They have a 30-day free trial.