IM+ for Windows Phone 7 gets a price cut and now supports Windows Live Messenger

I+M for Windows Phone 7 has just received a price cut (from $9.99 to $4.99) and now includes support for Windows Live Messenger unlike the initial version. If you have a developer unlocked WP7 handsets then you probably won’t really care because the Mango Beta natively supports Messenger and Facebook chat in the messaging application of the OS. I+M still support Google Talk, etc so you may give it a try anyway. Download it here.

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IM+ for Windows Phone 7 is now available for $9.99

Now that’s a price I wasn’t expecting! IM+ for Windows Phone 7 has be certified and is now available for purchase on the Marketplace. Unfortunately, besides the relatively high price, there’s no trial mode so you either take the plunge or forget about it. Anyway, if you have a developer unlocked device you can still use the Promo version that you can see in my video here. The retail version can be downloaded here.

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IM+ for Windows Phone 7 preview

I’ve decided to try out the preview version of IM+ for Windows Phone 7 and frankly I’m impressed by the quality of the application. As previously announced the instant messaging application has been submit to the Marketplace and is awaiting certification. What has also been unveiled is that it will unfortunately not include support for Windows Live Messenger (per Microsoft’s request) but you can obviously still use it with the following services: Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ, MySpace, Skype, Yahoo and AOL. Most importantly the application just works (yes even the push notifications). I’ve shot a video of the preview version of the application in action on my Omnia 7 so hit the break to watch it:

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IM+ messenger application for Windows Phone 7 finally submitted to the Marketplace

The famous Instant Messenger client, IM+ is finally headed to Windows Phone 7 according to the developer’s latest tweet indicating that the application has been submitted to the Marketplace for review. IM+ Web Messenger allows user to log in and chat with contacts from Windows Live Messenger, Facebook Chat, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, MySpace, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber. It will be interesting to see how the application will effectively work given that there no TCP/IP support in the current pre-Mango version of Windows Phone 7. Will it use some kind of HTTP routing/tunneling or maybe use the Webbrowser control and thus go through web version of the service.

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