Wow talk about a day to come back to. One of our secret agents sent us the 3 main documents for the upcoming release of version 2.5 of RIM’s awesome IM clients. Personally I don’t see anything crazy new here but still it is worth mentioning. Kevin also seems to have gotten his hand on one of the 3 documents and kindly posted all the pages. Our agent also let us know that the release date is currently set for September 12th with that date subject to change according to RIM.
Add dedicated icons to the Home Screen for one-click access to conversation boxes of specific contacts. The icon appears as the contact’s display picture or avatar
Add contacts and display pictures or avatars to the address book to easily send instant messages, email messages, SMS text messages, or place a call right from the address book or conversation box
Search through saved conversations
Add dedicated emoticon icons in the conversation box