Re: AIM at the RIM

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 16:43:42 PST wrote:
> > From: "Gregory Alan Bolcer" <>
> There's also a palm client available, if you've got a palmos machine
> with an IP. I've not used it myself, but I bet the i/f beats Sprint's.
> Evan

The RIM (aka 'Crackberry') rocks, tried the AOL RIM at CES Sunday. With eLink
and my normal (non-AOL) RIM, email is really useful and nice. AOL's RIM has
completely custom software that only supports their email and IM (of course)
and not yet any other features like contacts, calendar, calculator, etc.

Sprint PCS AOL IM is awful, although getting other information such as
weather, market news, etc. was easier than some articles have lead me to
believe. (The two about the study in Great Britain, the 'more developed'
mobile market that indicated 2 minutes to find the weather.)

Based on what Jabber has for Palm, it seems like a reasonable platform.
Cooler looking but harder to achieve input compared to RIM.


> > It works on SprintPCS WAP phones also, but the default
> > setting is an annoying ring and an IM per line someone types to
> > you--which is also annoying as you get information flowing in
> > faster than you can handle it.
> >
> > Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > >From
> > >

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