In the market for an iPhone IM app? From exciting premium IM clients with push, to standard free IM, the iPhone user has plenty to choose from.
Herein, 22 different iPhone IM apps are reviewed, considering features, efficiency in operation, user friendliness and of course, whether they are worth the dough for the paid iPhone IM apps.
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Agile Messenger for iPhone is a premium iPhone IM client featuring support for multiple IM accounts, push-to-talk voice chat, and instant picture messaging. Features access to AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. Works on iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, in addition to iPod Touch and iPad. Price: $9.99
AIM for iPhone is an exciting iPhone IM client featuring support for AIM, ICQ, .Mac, MobileMe and Facebook Chat. In addition to IM over Wi-Fi, EDGE and 3G networks, AIM for iPhone users can also enjoy access to social networks using AIM Lifestream. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free
Free Download: Download AIM for iPhone, iPod Touch (Free Edition)
Beejive for iPhone is a premium iPhone IM client, offering support for AIM/iChat, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook IM, ICQ, Jabber, and MySpace IM, in addition to free text messaging. Beejive also offers file sharing, hypertext support, and more. Learn more about Beejive for iPhone with our About.com review. Compatible with iPhone 3.1 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad
eBuddy Messenger for iPhone is an exciting multi-protocol iPhone IM client, offering support for AIM, Facebook Talk, Gtalk, Hyves, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. Maintain multiple IM accounts, enjoy push notification and more with eBuddy Messenger for iPhone. Compatible with iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cost: Free
Free Download: Download eBuddy for iPhone (Free)
Facebook Messenger is the iPhone version of the social network's Facebook Chat instant messaging service. If you are looking for your Wall, photos and other profile features, you won't find them here. A great app for those who only need access to their Facebook friends for chat on the go. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free
Free Download: Download Facebook Messenger for iPhone
Fuze Messenger for iPhone is a multi-protocol business IM client for iPhone, offering support for AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Facebook, and Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS). In addition to sending and receiving IMs, Fuze Messenger for iPhone users can enjoy landscape mode chat, and SSL-encryption. Compatible for iPhone 4.0 and iPod Touch. Price: Free
Google Plus for iPhone features on-the-go access to the social network's messenger application, profiles, photos and more. Add friends to Circles, stay up to date with a multi-tiered Stream feature and more. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free
Free Download: Download Google Plus for iPhone