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Registered: ‎06-15-2009
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Instant Messenger

What makes Blackberry Instant Messenging different than other IM services?
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Instant Messenger

Several reasons:


--only BlackBerry to BlackBerry

--Data travels over the BlackBerry network instantly


and other features like sending picture files, GPS locations, etc.

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Re: Instant Messenger

Hi and welcome the forum,


Blackberry Instant messeger is owned by RIM and it uses Pin to Pin technology, which means you can only message between Blackberry device users.


For other IM srevices, like Google Talk, you can use it between BB device and PC and talk to any Google users, same deal with Windows Live, Yahoo Talk.

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