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:
- 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.