I recently got my BB Pearl and decided to try the free apps first and then decide if I like it or not.
I setup GoogleTalk with AIM and MSN and so far no problems whatsoever and the UI isn't so bad.
I think I'll keep on using it, it's free!!!
i am using the Verichat, gtalk and yahoo..they all rock..hoping to see a RIM version of Msn messenger..then I can dump Verichat as well...as my subscription will end on july...and they discontinued selling Verichat anymore!!
My Pin 25162C9C
BB model:8700r, The Pearl(water damage), Curve
I run a trillian script for IM windows creation which forwards the first IM to my BB email from my PC. Then I can login and chat. The jabber servers seem real hit and miss, but GT does work well. This is really just a notification of an initial instant message with the details of the user so I can choose to return and chat from my PC, call or login with chat on the pearl.
I use blat to forward the message with the %displayname% variable.
It really wouldn't work if I received a gazillion instant messages a day.