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Old 03-09-2006, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So which do you guys think will be next? Are AIM (aol) and MSN (Microsoft) even working on official BB apps?
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would they... I think the most people would not use them unless they were only wanting one. If I have 3 or 4 accounts with different IM providers (don't get me started on why I have to manage so many.. ) then I want one IM client... Now granted on the BB I have two. You lose some functionality like video or sounds but this is what works best for me..

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I believe they would to corner the 3 million plus bb market. Also, considering yahoo and google have OFFICIAL clients now, its only a safe bet that msn and aim will follow, with RIM combining all of them in one app later down the road.
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I think AOL will follow up next, imo. I don't see why Microsoft would exactly want to sponsor the swiftness of having an IM client for a competing product. But who knows. Both have agreements signed with RIM for the IM clients, though.
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But than again anyone with an apple computer doesn't understand business. AIM has lots of insentive to have there own client.
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okay, looks like there will be an AOL/AIM client and an ICQ client made available at some point. both have IT Policy options on BES 4.1. MSN is not listed as a public IM client policy option. barring hotfixes that add in the policy option (usually hotfixes don't update the database, i don't believe), i'd say that an MSN client won't be available within the next 3 months (roughly a new service pack, which does update the database, comes out once a quarter or so)... leaves room open for an AOL/AIM and ICQ client within that time period tho.
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okay, looks like there will be an AOL/AIM client and an ICQ client made available at some point. both have IT Policy options on BES 4.1. MSN is not listed as a public IM client policy option. barring hotfixes that add in the policy option (usually hotfixes don't update the database, i don't believe), i'd say that an MSN client won't be available within the next 3 months (roughly a new service pack, which does update the database, comes out once a quarter or so)... leaves room open for an AOL/AIM and ICQ client within that time period tho.
So you have used bes 4.1? Thanks for the update!
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So you have used bes 4.1? Thanks for the update!
released yesterday, installed last night, been looking at everything today...
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niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice hehe. Well, lets see how soon aim is released..
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niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice hehe. Well, lets see how soon aim is released..
i just posted 40 screenshots of BES 4.1 on the BES Admin Corner forum if you want to see what it looks like now...
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i just posted 40 screenshots of BES 4.1 on the BES Admin Corner forum if you want to see what it looks like now...
Looks great! We should be upgrading soon. With 1500 bb users and counting, it looks like 4.1 will help is greatly.
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So anyone have updates to an official AIM client?
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So anyone have updates to an official AIM client?
I cant wait to get rid of Ramble
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BUMP

Its been a while, any of you guys get any updates on this?
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I cant wait to get rid of Ramble
I hate to say it but so do I. Ramble has been nothing but good to me and I appreciate the efforts put into it but I need to be able to be notified when i have a new message, Ramble doesn't do that.
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plus having to clear the conversations and not knowing if i've been logged off. Ramble has been a great program though.
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I agree.... can't wait for a AIM / MSN RIM client. There is already a SIP LiveComm corp server client, probably not much work to get that to work for MSN. Politics.

And AOL, WTF? Weren't they the first to announce with RIM? Politics again. There are so many reasons why the GTalk and Yahoo clients kick the hell out of every other third party product out there..... Come on RIM.
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Ok this is the first I have heard anyone talk about SIP IM. Is there a way to get a corporate SIP (running on Microsoft Office Communicator/MSN) to work on my BlackBerry???
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It is weird that this had been mentioned because I had been sayingthe same thing to some other BB users.
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Ok this is the first I have heard anyone talk about SIP IM. Is there a way to get a corporate SIP (running on Microsoft Office Communicator/MSN) to work on my BlackBerry???
Yeah. RIM has a tie in to LiveComm (aka. Microsoft Office Communicator) for the 4.1 BES. You need to talk to your BES admin and make sure he/she has the BES setup to access your corp. MS LiveComm server and you need to get the app for you BlackBerry from him/her or have it pushed out.
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