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Old 05-12-2011, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a little tired of the constant disconnects that I experience with Google Talk as well as all of the times where I think I am online but the people on my contact list are telling me I am offline. Looking at the reviews in the app store, it seems like a lot of people are having the same issue.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a solid replacement for it? I've been using Google Talk since I got my Torch but when I had a Bold I used Beejive and had decent luck with it. Is Beejive the most solid option out there? I don't mind paying for an app if it's going to give me better connectivity.
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BlackBerry Messenger! All you need is a data plan and friends with BlackBerrys. And who wants friends withOUT BlackBerrys?
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BBM is not a substitute for GTalk. You can look into IM+, Trillian for Blackberry, and Meebo for Blackberry for starters.

As for friends without Blackberries....that's going to be a growing trend as Android continues to eat RIM's lunch.
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BBM is coming to the Android and iOS platforms soon.
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BBM is coming to the Android and iOS platforms soon.

I think RIM said 'NO' on that!

http://n4bb.com/6566/rim-says-blackb...cross-platform

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Thanks for that article. I had not seen that before.
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Thanks for that article. I had not seen that before.
I was sad to see that announcement, I was hoping to have BBM on my Droid X when I finally decide to move on.
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Thanks pcerio. I'm back to Beejive for the 30 day trial to see how it is. If it's not to my liking I'll try one of the others you listed.
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