Trillian for BlackBerry is out of beta and now available in BlackBerry App World. Unlike the beta which was free, the official release of Trillian for BlackBerry has a $4.99 price tag.
BlackBerry IM Clients
A BlackBerry Forums member, while poking around Facebook security settings on their PC, came across a setting for Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones which enables you to login to Facebook Chat. We aren’t sure how long that setting has been their, however, we are sure that it hasn’t always been there.
Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones 1.8 is currently in closed beta. We haven’t heard Facebook Chat being part of the beta, however, we wonder if maybe Facebook Chat will be added to 1.8 before it is officially released.
We weren’t kidding when we said that Trillian for BlackBerry Beta would be available in the next few days. Find more information about Trillian for BlackBerry here. Download the beta by pointing your devices browser to http://trillian.im.
I just don’t get what is so special about BlackBerry Messenger except it only works with BlackBerry Users. Despite being a technology junkie I have never been able to get into Blackberry Messenger. Considering how many people love this feature can someone shed some light on what is so good about Blackberry Messenger?
Research in Motion has updated all of its BlackBerry Instant Messaging clients, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Google Talk to version 2.5.30. RIM is very Googlelike in the sense that they don’t supply change notes when they update these apps so, if you notice any differences, leave us a comment and let us know what’s changed.
All of the BlackBerry IM Clients are free BlackBerry downloads and if you don’t already have an installer icon for them on your device you can pick them up on BlackBerry App World or OTA by visiting mobile.blackberry.com from your device.
Research in Motion has created a portal hosting downloads of popular IM clients including AIM and Windows Live Messenger. You can access the portal directly from your BlackBerry by visiting www.blackberry.com/instantmessaging directly from your device’s BlackBerry browser.
Depending on your wireless carrier the following IM clients are available for download:
- AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
- Windows Live Messenger
- Yahoo! Messenger
- Google Talk