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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  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/3557932350 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients http://bit.ly/bEgtJ

  • http://twitter.com/DriftDevil/statuses/3558032037 DriftDevil (Kenny Huang)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients http://bit.ly/bEgtJ

  • http://twitter.com/zorrove/statuses/3558149344 zorrove (Sergio Martinez)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients http://bit.ly/bEgtJ

  • http://twitter.com/aamirbarry/statuses/3559989972 aamirbarry (Aamir Barry)

    Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients http://bit.ly/bEgtJ