IM Watch: Presidential Candidates to Appear via IM

The latest edition of IM Watch has been published over on InstantMessagingPlanet.com. Making headlines this week is MTV and MySpace to host presidential aspirants in IM-mediated dialogues, Gizmo for Mobile ties together IM networks and offers VoIP-over-cell, an iPhone client goes 1.0, Secunia discloses an AIM vulnerability and more.

“‘Last week Shape Services released version 3.0 of its IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger for Palm-powered devices. The IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger lets subscribed users chat with friends on AIM, iChat, Live Messenger, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpaceIM from PalmOS-based devices. Features include contact list information, dynamic input area support, presence status, message history, sound notifications, 5-way navigator support for Treo devices and more. Users can try IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger (v3.0) free for seven days. The cost to purchase is $29.95 USD. The purchase price is a one-time fee: all further updates are included. Users can also transfer the license for free if, in the future they switch to a device using another mobile operating system such as Symbian, or Windows Mobile.’

“‘Also released this week is a new version of ApolloIM, an instant messenger client for the Apple iPhone. The client has been updated and released as version 1.0. The official developer blog lists support for DotMac, ICQ, MSN and AIM, buddy list notifications, away/un-away messages, time stamps, and a new user interface as some of the new or changed features. Users can download the installer from the new ApolloIM Web site.’

IM Watch: Presidential Candidates to Appear via IM
By Vangie Beal, September 25, 2007

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