QuickIM quick review
QuickIM instant messenger software allows you to connect to public MSN networks and chat with friends from anywhere you are. QuickIM is also available for corporate networks and can connect to private instant messaging networks running QuickIM server software.
QuickIM for BlackBerry uses available BES/MDS or operator proxy based TCP connections to connect directly to the instant messaging network. The positive point being your chat messages are not intercepted by a third party gateway. The drawback of this is when you lose GPRS coverage, your friends will see you offline. But may be it's not a too big issue since you are anyway unable to answer to your friends messages if you are out of coverage.
The application weighs less than 110kb, you need to make sure you have full internet access in order to run it. QuickIM provides a support forum with relatively detailed information on configuring the device networking and the corporate BES (useful in some cases).
Classic messenger features (buddy list, emoticons, multiple chat rooms) are present, plus some unique features such as the QuickText feature to pre-record useful message templates and the last received message scroller. Overall, the messenger has a simple user interface. The messenger can be configured to run in background, in case of new messages coming in, you'll be alerted by a message popup and a sound signal.
The pricing of QuickIM is one time fee as opposed to annual subscription fee.
The software can be obtained from http://www.quickim.com