Originally Posted by T-Roy
I suppose its similar to Exchange Messenger. It is not going to tie into MSN Messenger, its a business application for messaging to people within the same organization only... I think :D
Actually, its going to be a few things. First off, "Istanbul" will be available to corporate users who utilize LCS 2005 along with the IM add-on. Secondly, I would imagine that it will be offered to users of MSFT's Live Meeting, as well as conferencing companies (Intercall, MCI, BT, etc) who have upgraded to LCS 2005 and the IM add-on. It is still currently in the latter stages of beta testing. To my knowledge, its going to merge all IM networks - MSN, AOL, Yahoo, etc.
I'm glad to see RIM adopting this into their software. The technology and client is quite nice, to be honest.