Chapter 7. Instant Messaging with Your BlackBerry

Email, SMS, and PIN messages all provide useful approaches for communicating with other people using your BlackBerry device. However, they suffer from a common problem in that they tend to have a delayed sense to them in terms of how rapidly you can carry on a dialogue with someone. Granted, push email messaging helps in terms of delivering messages rapidly, but for the true feel of a live conversation, look toward instant messaging as opposed to email, SMS, or PIN messaging. Instant messaging involves a live “connection” to another device ...

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