eBuddy Beta – Another Free IM Client For BlackBerry

Ebuddy-developingAston just let me know that eBuddy has released a beta client of their IM software for all of the 8000 series BlackBerry devices. The best part is that it is free. I have not had a chance to try it myself but it looks pretty cool. It is compatible with AIM, MSN, & Yahoo Messenger all in one buddy list. Oh by the way the funny mascot reads all your Instant Messages.

You can read more about it at www.ebuddy.com/mobilebeta/ but you have to go to http://get.ebuddy.com/beta to download the BlackBerry client.

Let me know what you think if you install it or send some screenshots over

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  1. Seems to work OK. Only issue is with the AOL IM. When I first signed up for and AOL screen name (to IM folks still on AOL), AOL allowed for me to use my email address as a Screen Name. eBuddy does not recognize this format and does not allow for me to add my account. Not to jazzed about creating an AOL screenname and resending to everyone. WebMessenger allows me to add my AOL account using the [email protected] Screen Name. Not sure if any others have run into this.

  2. I’ve installed it but it keeps failing at the ‘testing cinnection’ screen. It states that I have not enabled java applications but I’ve check my application permissions. Everything has been set to “allow” so I have no idea what’s the issue. Any ideas?
    – 8310 curve user

  3. Thats great more and moreee programs after I already bought JiveTalk but I dont care, Jivetalk still rocks.

  4. As for the Java Error, Had the same, I ended up enabling javascript and setting browser as Internet Browser, Think it was just the Javascript that solved it.

    However I cannot make out if it uses the BIS Connection or TCP/IP Connection. The site eludes to costs???

    It does have a Great interface though.

    Only managed to get MSN to connect, Yahoo just goes back to the Add Account screen, similar to what PC has mentioned for AOL.

  5. Tried it on Blackberry pearl 8100, getting successfull connection followed by “Connection Failed” “Your internet settings must be activated for java apps. while google maps/gmail/opera mini/jivetalk work fine.

    I did enable javascript in the internet browser and set it as default, still no luck… Any ideas?

  6. Ebuddy uses your TCP connection not BIS, thus the error.

  7. does anyone know if this charges as sms text messages each time you IM someone on the ATT/Cingular network?

  8. When will ebuddy be connected with BIS?

  9. Solution For Ebuddy Moile Messenger Nokia Users!?
    —-Only Nokia Users Please—
    Error : CONNECTION FAILED – Your internet settings must be activated for Java Applications

    Solution : First Go To this site http://www.nokia.co.uk/A4222200
    Then Download Standard Settings
    Then a window will open
    Then accept Conditions
    Then Start
    Then Choose the Phone Model
    Then u get a choice WAP/Internet/MMS
    Then u must choose “Internet”
    Then choose the country
    Then enter your Network
    Then choose Service Provider
    Then enter the security measure
    and finally enter your phone number
    It will send the settings to your phone
    **Takes about 2 minutes for the settings to come**
    It will give the PIN on the top of your browser window.
    Enter that in your phone and restart the phone!
    U will be able to use ebuddy finally!

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