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    324 25.29%
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    78 6.09%
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    6 0.47%
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    Instant Messaging Software (IM clients)

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    Instant messeging a great way to quickly communicate with friends and family. What a better use of IM than while on the go with your Blackberry. All BB IM clients work a little differently. there are a few tings to consider when choosing.

    One-time fee vs. annual subscription.
    IM Services supported
    BB Models and OS supported*
    What kind of connectivity does it use. (BES/MDS, TCP, SMS)**
    Will the program run in the background of other BB functions
    Is there a trial available

    Here's a list of available IM clients for BB handhelds and an evaluation of the above questions.

    Verichat - Annual Subscription Fee - $35yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ
    All BB models running OS3.8 or higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.pdaapps.com/verichat_bby/index.html

    Web Messenger - Annual Subscription Fee - $50yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
    BB 58xx, 6xxx, and 7xxx models supported on OS3.7 or higher*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.webmessenger.com/

    Causerie Messenger - Annual Subscription Fee - $25yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
    All BB models running OS4.0 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.mantragroup.com/causerie_bb.htm

    IM+ - One Time Fee - $45
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber, GoogleTalk
    All BB models running OS3.8 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.shapeservices.com/eng/im/BLACKBERRY/

    Quick IM - One Time Fee - $25
    Services - MSN
    BB 72xx, 75xx, 77xx models on OS3.8 and higher supported. BB7230 must have OS4.0*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.quickim.com/products/mobi...lackberry.html

    BerryVine - One Time Fee - $15
    Services - MSN. More services may be added later
    BB 7xxx models on OS3.6 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.berryvine.com/details.asp#BVM

    Ramble - FREE CORRECTED problems with AOL servers 2005-9-15
    Services - AIM
    All BB models running OS3.7 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://wireless.sra.com/ramble/

    BlackChat ICQ - FREE
    Services - ICQ
    BB 72xx models on OS3.8 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS connectivity only. NO SMS used**
    Unknown if the program runs in the background or not
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackchat/

    T-Mobile built in client - FREE
    Services - Y!, AIM
    BB 7290 on OS 4.0.2.32*
    SMS transfer of messeges.**
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://www.t-mobileapps.com

    BB Messenger - FREE
    Services - BB only PIN to PIN messeging
    BB 6xxx and 7xxx on OS4.0 and higher supprted
    PIN to PINtransfer of messages
    No Trial needed, it's FREE
    More information - http://www.blackberry.com/messenger/

    I have tried most of these clients. All of them have different functions and features that are good and bad. As an example, Ramble will allow you to see when an AIM client is idle, IM+ will not. Most of the Multi-Service applications poll their server on a timed basis to get incoming messeges to you. Direct Connect programs(BB Messenger, Ramble, QuickIM, BerryVine and BlackChatICQ) will have instant incoming message alerts.

    It's a personal choice of what services and features are important to you. I have had success with BB MEssenger, Ramble and IM+ and for the combined cost of the applications and services I can chat on I will continue to use them all.

    *Please note for TCP connectivity on your BB you must have OS3.8 or higher installed. It is prefered that OS4.0 be installed when running any of these applications.

    **Depending on your service provider, data and rate plan, some charges may apply.

    ***Information known good as of 09/06/05

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    IM+ and Google talk

    Hi,

    what about Google talk ?
    IM+ support google talk

    you should set this parametrs in Jabber service:

    login : test@gmail.com
    password : your GMail password
    host : talk.google.com
    port : 5223

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    I've been trying to get google talk to work with my IM+ client through jabber and have not had any luck. I used the configuration you provided, but still didn't get it to work yet.

    If IM+ could get google talk to work I think it would be a HUGE advantage.

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    GOT IT! Goggle talk on my Blackberry using IM+ and Jabber.

    user: yourgmailaddress@gmail.com
    password: your password for gmail
    host: talk.google.com
    port:5223

    WHOOHOO!

    Find me on google talk.

    funnierthanwife@gmail.com


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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    Trillian is by far the best IM program out there. One simple to use app that allows you communicate with users of all protocols.
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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    It is PC based only though, right? I haven't noticed an app that installs on your BB for Trillian service. If there is one, I'd like to try it.


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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    Quote Originally Posted by twheeler
    Instant messeging a great way to quickly communicate with friends and family. What a better use of IM than while on the go with your Blackberry. All BB IM clients work a little differently. there are a few tings to consider when choosing.

    One-time fee vs. annual subscription.
    IM Services supported
    BB Models and OS supported*
    What kind of connectivity does it use. (BES/MDS, TCP, SMS)**
    Will the program run in the background of other BB functions
    Is there a trial available

    Here's a list of available IM clients for BB handhelds and an evaluation of the above questions.

    Verichat - Annual Subscription Fee - $35yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ
    All BB models running OS3.8 or higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.pdaapps.com/verichat_bby/index.html

    Web Messenger - Annual Subscription Fee - $50yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
    BB 58xx, 6xxx, and 7xxx models supported on OS3.7 or higher*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.webmessenger.com/

    Causerie Messenger - Annual Subscription Fee - $25yr
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
    All BB models running OS4.0 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.mantragroup.com/causerie_bb.htm

    IM+ - One Time Fee - $45
    Services - Y!, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber, GoogleTalk
    All BB models running OS3.8 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.shapeservices.com/eng/im/BLACKBERRY/

    Quick IM - One Time Fee - $25
    Services - MSN
    BB 72xx, 75xx, 77xx models on OS3.8 and higher supported. BB7230 must have OS4.0*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.quickim.com/products/mobi...lackberry.html

    BerryVine - One Time Fee - $15
    Services - MSN. More services may be added later
    BB 7xxx models on OS3.6 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    Trial available
    More information - http://www.berryvine.com/details.asp#BVM

    Ramble - FREE CORRECTED problems with AOL servers 2005-9-15
    Services - AIM
    All BB models running OS3.7 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS and TCP connectivity. NO SMS used**
    Program runs in the background
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://wireless.sra.com/ramble/

    BlackChat ICQ - FREE
    Services - ICQ
    BB 72xx models on OS3.8 and higher supported*
    BES/MDS connectivity only. NO SMS used**
    Unknown if the program runs in the background or not
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackchat/

    T-Mobile built in client - FREE
    Services - Y!, AIM
    BB 7290 on OS 4.0.2.32*
    SMS transfer of messeges.**
    No Trial needed, it's FREE.
    More information - http://www.t-mobileapps.com

    BB Messenger - FREE
    Services - BB only PIN to PIN messeging
    BB 6xxx and 7xxx on OS4.0 and higher supprted
    PIN to PINtransfer of messages
    No Trial needed, it's FREE
    More information - http://www.blackberry.com/messenger/

    I have tried most of these clients. All of them have different functions and features that are good and bad. As an example, Ramble will allow you to see when an AIM client is idle, IM+ will not. Most of the Multi-Service applications poll their server on a timed basis to get incoming messeges to you. Direct Connect programs(BB Messenger, Ramble, QuickIM, BerryVine and BlackChatICQ) will have instant incoming message alerts.

    It's a personal choice of what services and features are important to you. I have had success with BB MEssenger, Ramble and IM+ and for the combined cost of the applications and services I can chat on I will continue to use them all.

    *Please note for TCP connectivity on your BB you must have OS3.8 or higher installed. It is prefered that OS4.0 be installed when running any of these applications.

    **Depending on your service provider, data and rate plan, some charges may apply.

    ***Information known good as of 09/06/05


    need to add yak-on to this list

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    Quote Originally Posted by twheeler
    It is PC based only though, right? I haven't noticed an app that installs on your BB for Trillian service. If there is one, I'd like to try it.
    Yeah it's PC based. On the BB I use Verichat.
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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

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    I definitly like Ramble a lot, used IM+ for some time but I only ended up using AIM anyway, so it was overkil when there was a program that would do what I wanted for free.

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    I have Ramble and IM+. Not willing to use anything that requires an annual fee. I find Ramble works great for just AOL. I use IM+ for Yahoo and ICQ or I use the IM that came with my phone. The IM on my phone only allows for you to log into one IM at a time.

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    I've used ramble before...works great.

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    There's also a free BB Yahoo Messenger client, available here:

    http://www.blackberry.com/products/service/im.shtml

    I believe there were also rumblings of a Google Talk client.

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    I only use Ramble on my BB.On my pc I use Skype but just for chatting with others in my office.

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    **sigh** the yahoo from RIM only works on certain phones.. none of which belong to Tmobile.
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    Thumbs up Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    What a excellent source of information! I was curious about IMing on my new BB, and here is a great description of options. Thank you twheeler; the PinStack community rocks!

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    Re: Instant Messeging Software (IM clients)

    Quote Originally Posted by melissaox
    **sigh** the yahoo from RIM only works on certain phones.. none of which belong to Tmobile.
    Has anyone tried this on Cingular? I'm wondering if they say it only works with Nextel because Cingular doesn't open up IP by default?

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