IM Push technology in IM+ for Blackberry: save data and be connected

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 23rd /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE Services announced today an update of IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger for BlackBerry® smartphones. This update makes it an industry first multi-messaging client with instant delivery of messages to the users' e-mail inbox when IM+ is closed. Leveraging the BlackBerry wireless solution from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) for the delivery of e-mail, IM+ provides instant and convenient delivery of IMs from AIM®/iChat, MSN®/Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!®, ICQ® , Jabber® , Google Talk™ and MySpaceIM directly to the recipient’s mail box.

Here is how it works – “Upon closing IM+, you are offered to stay online in "IM Push" mode. In this mode, IM+ on your BlackBerry smartphone provides all IM services with messages pushed to your e-mail inbox. Your replies will be converted to instant messages and delivered back to your contact because IM Push leverages the BlackBerry technology," explained Slava Pilguj, CTO of BlackBerry Software Development, SHAPE Services.

"We are pleased to be the innovators of technologies that offer more communication freedom and satisfy the lifestyle of BlackBerry users," said Igor Berezovsky, SHAPE Services' CEO.

Earlier this year, SHAPE Services released two other applications for BlackBerry smartphones: GPSed, a location-based service to track and trace a user's footsteps on Google maps and attaches geotagged photos to the track as well as Mobiscope, which streams video from Web and IP cameras to a BlackBerry smartphone.

SHAPE Services is a member of the BlackBerry® ISV Alliance program.

SHAPE Services GmbH, is a well-known leader in mobile application development, vendor of world-wide bestsellers: IM+, IM+ for Skype, RDM+, GPSed, Mobiscope, Mobiola. SHAPE's technologies and applications allow mobile users to stay connected to their favorite services, peers and computers. Every day, private and corporate customers worldwide use innovative applications and web services created by SHAPE Services on variety of mobile devices and platforms, such as BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and UIQ, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, J2ME, i-Mode, Palm OS, BREW, iPhone, iPod Touch. For more information, please visit: http://www.shapeservices.com

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