I just started switching all the people I bbm over to using google talk. As far as I can tell google talk does everything bbm did for me including transferring files. Only thing it doesn't seem to do is tell you if the message is delivered/read.
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Wow. No BBM for 30 messages is a deal breaker? ****, prep them by d/l'ing Google Talk, telling them to all get it, and start talking to them via that. Send a Broadcast every few days that those who aren't on Google Talk by such-and-such are going to lose out on talking to you come that date, as you're getting a different phone that better suits your needs.
Not sure why anyone would expect the Droid to have anything other than google talk as a messenger client. It would undermine their own software to create something different. Easy thing is, that everyone who buys a phone with Droid OS has to setup a google account in which they can log into google talk. Not different that people who buy an iphone need to get an itunes account. Then you can talk to people with google talk. That's actually better because it doesn't limit it's use to people with just a google phone. They can also have any other device that supports IM clients and talk on the computer as well. Wouldn't be as limited as BBM. Never was a big deal for me, I have contacts that talk on BBM, YIM, AIM, google talk, SMS. It's not like everyone I know has a blackberry. And if they did, they had unlimited SMS or are also using another chat. Definitely not going to let other friends dictate the device I use. Because when they switch to someone else, you feel dumb that you held on just for BBM. Pretty soon people on BBM aren't going to have many people to talk to anyway lol.
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