EQO: near universal IM on Java-enabled phones

Eqo_mobileDisclosure: I hate IM. Actually, let me edit that. I love IM, but I hate IM on different platforms and wish we could all "speak the same language". We’re getting closer with clients like Trillian, GAIM, and Miranda (they’re all pretty solid) that support multi-platform IM, but we’re not there yet. That’s why news about the latest EQO Mobile client is exciting from my perspective. The latest upgrade supports IM contacts on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and Skype. Even better yet: you don’t need a fancy, expensive Smartphone to use EQO Mobile. If your phone is one of the 300 supported phones that runs J2ME, you’re in luck and don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for mobile messaging. EQO allows you to make Skype calls as well, but appears to require the Skype client meaning you would need a Pocket PC or Smartphone with Skype installed for calling, from what I can see.

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