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IM+ for the BlackBerry PlayBook Finally Available! Multi Network Instant Messaging


The saga of Shape Services trying to get their IM+ multi network instant messaging client approved for the PlayBook is finally over. The app has been stuck in App World approval pending limbo for almost 6 months! Now it looks like Shape and RIM finally came to an agreement and released IM+ for BlackBerry PlayBook users. Here are some of the main features:

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  • IM+ lets you  chat in Windows Live Messenger/MSN, Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo! , AOL/AIM/iChat, ICQ, Jabber and MySpace from one application.
  • The app also supports multiple accounts per service and stores chat history for each conversation on device.
  • Both landscape and portrait screen orientations are supported.

You can pick up IM+ for the BlackBerry PlayBook now for a special introductory price of $9.99 in App World. Hopefully Shape will consider lowering the price or releasing an ad supported version if there is sufficient demand.

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  1. too bad I use none of these chats lol

  2. It’s a good app, but I can’t justify a buy for $9.99. Used the trial for my device as well, but not worth the price. Not just for a chat app.

  3. hmm … I guess the price dropped to $7.50

    • Still can’t justify my $.. I paid $7 for great games such as modern combat and asphalt which would not be as great on my phones (small screen)

      To pay for an im app, bah. Web browser, here I come

  4. FYI: When I went to buy it this morning, AppWorld told me it was $9.99 but PayPal charged me 19.99.. Grr!

  5. I checked it out in App World, price was AUD12.25. Go to the next step, and the billing amount is AUD24!!!!!!!

    WTF??? Nearly thirty bucks for a chat app?

    I. DON’T. THINK. SO.

  6. Does it support video chat?
    That would justify the price if video capability is integrated.

    • “With IM+ you can listen to voice messages from your Skype contacts.”

      Dont think video is integrated

      @those who bought it, is video enabled?

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