Jivetalk and IM+ have been head to head for quite awhile for the best 3rd party IM client. They are both striving to differentiate and Jivetalk may have found a lead with their latest feature. Josep just let me know about a thread on BeeJive’s forums stating that they have just released a new beta with Group Chat support. They have also changed their name from Jivetalk to BeeJive IM. I guess that having a more self explanatory name helps.
This BETA build 1.0.6 brings:
- Group Chat Support for AIM,YHOO and JABBER. MSN to follow
- Lotus Sametime support
- Ability to see the buddy icons on the chat area with a preference to set this on/off
Should be interesting to see how this pans out. You can find your OS specific download and instructions on how to setup the beta at this link.
The sad part is that the only group chat I really care about is Google Talk. I wish RIM would find a way to implement that…