Today I noticed that RIM has added a new link to the mobile home page. The link takes you to a list of IM clients that will work on your specific device. It seems that RIM has been constantly updating their mobile Blackberry home page. I am not surprised since it seems that they even develop some of these versions of IM applications for the Blackberry including my favorite, the Blackberry Messenger, is designed specifically for the Blackberry.
With the new upgrade to BIS 2.5 , browsing the Net and IM messaging seems to be a lot faster and everyday new IM applications come out, some with access to multiple IM protocols such as Yahoo, GTalk, Jabber etc. Some are standalone clients like the new MSN client, included as part of the BIS 2.5 upgrade that RIM launched the weekend of the 29th of June in quite a few places around the world. To my surprise, the MSN Messenger was one of the many applications that were available for download, so I went ahead and downloaded it since it had not been pushed to my device yet. It is a really nice application, it works great using regular GPRS or EDGE networks.
When you click on the link to the list of IM applications, the mobile site automatically searches for your device and determines what type of applications are available for your device and gives you a list for you to decide what to download, and I happen to really like that feature. This is not the same as the list that is under Applications/Stay in touch. This seems to be a separate feature that RIM has added and it makes it really convenient I would say.
Overall, I really like how RIM has been on top of things lately with updates and new features they add to the homepage. I used to pay not much attention to it until recently and hopefully they will keep this up for good. I love getting new things for my Blackberry. If you don’t know how to get to the mobile site, simply type mobile.blackberry.com on you mobile browser.