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AOL AIMs for BlackBerry with IM Integration

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Sep 10, 2008, 2:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today AOL and Research In Motion announced that AOL's AIM instant messenger program will now be available on all BlackBerry models. The native AIM app will allow users to send and view photos on the phones as well as many other desktop IM functions. BlackBerries will also add ICQ and AOL Mail compatibility. The AOL Mail will receive the same treatment as other email services and will be pushed to users' BlackBerry devices just as corporate email would. The software is free, but requires OS firmare 4.5. It is available in the U.S., and will become available to other countries in the coming months.

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Sep 10, 2008, 5:08 PM


This line in not accurate:
but requires OS firmware 4.5.
as I have 4.3 on my blackberry curve and it works. Also the press release only indicated that those who do have 4.5 will also be able to see html in their emails.
I agree because i have a VZW curve with OS v4.3.0.127 and it works fine. Loving it.

Sep 10, 2008, 2:48 PM

I don't get the importance...

Isn't this out-dated? With all the "high-tech" phones out now, is there truly ANY benefit in having IM? Wouldn't it be more convenient to simply "text"?
I always had PDAs and having a yahoo or AIM client on my PDA is great. Not everyone I talk to texts so this is a great option for me and well all of the people I know with PDAs because they all use clients like this.
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