I like this new trend. Up until now WiFi used to be relatively pointless unless you were using it for T-mobile@Home UMA access. The problem was that only the browser, email, and UMA made any use of the WiFi connection. This was a real pain for people using 3rd party apps that could not connect over the WiFi connection. It seems like JiveTalk is following in Empowers footsteps by adding the WiFi transport to their new beta of JiveTalk.
From the announcement on PinStack:
We are happy to release JiveTalk 1.0.4 Beta build to preview.
It has much awaited WiFi support , buddy icons for msn, gtalk and jabber and few bug fixes. Added couple of new settings under preferences. One to set the wifi on/off and the other for setting up double line buddylist.
Folks who are interested to preview the build can download it at
For BlackBerries running 4.2.0 OS, point your BB browser to http://www.beejive.com/jt_beta/4.2.0…erry-pearl.jad
for 4.2.1 and above, follow this link
Please note that WIFI is supported only for the OS 4.2.1 and above.
This transport issue has constantly plagued all BlackBerry devices. The fact that RIM does not provide an easy plugin or API for developers to auto switch between connections is just annoying. This would be the same as having a Windows web browser that only ran on either WiFi or Ethernet but not both. Hopefully RIM will iron this out in the future.