Originally I was looking for a link that disappeared about the BeeJive Beta for BlackBerry and noticed that the v2.0.2 was now on sale. The new version also supports 5.0. The device license is $9.99 (allows one device only) and the user license is $14.99 (for use on other devices you move to).
So why BeeJive? In case you’re not familiar with BeeJive or think that’s expensive, let me go into detail about what BeeJive is. It’s the ultimate all-in-one messenger application. I’ll list the features so you can better understand.
- It works with AIM, iChat, MobileMe, MSN, Windows Live, Yahoo, Facebook Chat, MySpace, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber.
- It uses your data plan, no sms charges to incur.
- It’s reliable and efficient, you’re connected 24/7, and it’s easy on your battery.
- It works with multiple IM networks and multiple accounts per network.
- It automatically reconnects in case of data service disruption
- Push notifications
- WiFi connections supported.
Accounts and Buddies:
- Manage your buddy list, including add/remove, nicknames, groups, blocking, & approve/deny requests.
- Set custom status messages, be invisible, set an auto-away status, & change privacy controls
- Buddy icon support for AIM®, Yahoo®, Facebook Chat, Gtalk®, MSN®, & Jabber.
- Configurable alerts, fully integrates with your BlackBerry alert profiles
- Customizable sound, vibrate, & LED settings and an optional global popup on new messages.
- Buddy pounce alerts you when specific buddies come online.
- Real-time chats: quick switch between multiple simultaneous chats.
- Group Chat Support for AIM®, Yahoo®, MSN®, and Jabber.
- Send your GPS location in chats (GPS enabled phones only).
- Instantly record and send voice messages to your IM contacts.
- Customizable chat skins & emoticon support.
- Click to browse, call, send an email, or PIN message directly from the chat screen.
- Full Unicode support, chat in any language supported by your BlackBerry
- Conversation history: view or email past chats.
File Transfers and Security
- File transfers: send or receive files directly from your BlackBerry via all IM services (4.6 OS and above).
- Full 128-bit encryption of all over-the-air data transmissions.
- All account information (usernames & passwords) are stored locally on your BlackBerry and not kept on our servers.
- Automatically detects best network transport option, supports BES/MDS, BIS-B, and Direct TCP.
There is also a free 30 day trial available. So if you want to download and try it first, you can.
If you have BeeJive, please share with us why you like it. If you have tried it and didn’t like it, please share that with us too, we’d like to know why.