I went to the bank today. My teller was IMing --- on a Blackberry.
This is really a major integration step --- it's the first wireless
text chat client I've seen, and it's certainly the one with the biggest
available other-endpoint base.
Apparently it's called an AOL Mobile Communicator, and apparently, it
was announced by 2000-11-13 and available by 2000-12-20. One review
quotes a three-day lead time due to high demand.
Get your AOL on the go
with AOL Mobile Communicator
What is AOL Mobile Communicator?
AOL Mobile Communicator is a two-way messaging device that
gives AOL members another way to access the popular AOL
instant messaging and e-mail features. AOL Mobile
Communicator makes it fun and easy for AOL members to keep in
touch with friends and family. Take your AOL e-mail and Buddy
List(R) with instant messages with you anytime, anywhere.
All-new wireless instant messages
Now you can chat instantly with your friends online - from
virtually anywhere! Use AOL Mobile Communicator's
mini-keyboard to type and send instant messages to friends and
family on your existing AOL Buddy List(R) just like when
you're logged onto AOL from home or work.
AOL e-mail from anywhere
AOL Mobile Communicator is perfect for people who need to be
in touch while away from their computer. It's as easy as using
your e-mail from your PC - simply type in your message using
the mini-keyboard and hit send! You can now also receive your
e-mails while you are away from your computer. Never miss a
beat! Now you can send and receive e-mail on the go.
-- <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/> Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we possess ourselves. -- Gandalf the White [J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Two Towers", Bk 3, Ch. XI]
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