RIM updates Instant Messaging clients to V2.1.44 and discontinue Yahoo Messenger 1.0

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The official RIM Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, & Yahoo Instant Messenger clients are now updated to version 2.1.44.

Download via OTA link

Research In Motion also discontinued Yahoo Instant Messenger client version V1.0 # End of Life (March 26, 2009).

Some of the new upgrades in new Yahoo IM client version V2.1.x are

•  Picture messaging
•  Avatars
•  Multi-user chats 
•  File transfers
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Download Yahoo Instant Messenger

With above link, all you need to use is Internet Explorer browser on a PC and a USB data cable. It will install directly to BlackBerry device from Browser (without Desktop Manager) in less then a Minute. You can also install the Google Talk Instant Messenger same way through browser on Computer. Currently Windows Live Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger do not support install through the PC browser directly. You need to install them through OTA link from the BlackBerry device browser.

Instructions on how to upgrade to Yahoo! Messenger 2.1: KB15822
New features in Yahoo! Messenger 2.1: KB15711
List of BlackBerry models (old ones)  not supported for Yahoo IM anymore: KB15828

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