Research in Motion has updated all of it’s Instant Message clients, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, and Google Talk, to version 2.5.

New features include:

  • 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 instant message, email, SMS, or call right from the address book or conversation box.
  • Search through saved conversations
  • Add dedicated emoticon icons in the conversation box

Word on the street is that these clients are now compatible with BlackBerry OS 5 as well.

You can pick up any of these instant messaging clients up OTA by pointing your device’s BlackBerry Browser to and clicking on Instant Messaging.