One of the areas I have always missed on my BlackBerry is the lack of a solid IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. I tend to find some great advice on IRC and usually have to fire up a laptop or desktop to access it properly. We do have one or two clients for BlackBerry smartphones but within a month of launch we have three for the BlackBerry PlayBook. They range from free to $2.99 and I am still trying them out one by one:
So far I have found the clients to be a bit basic and am surprisingly having fun with the free FIRC. Aurora seems to have the most features but not by much. These clients are relatively bare bones but they get the job done. Here is to hoping we get quite a few other clients along with more features in the current IRC clients soon!