Seven, a company known for the push-enabled email services and messaging applications, recently announced a new Mobile Instant Messaging service which will be offered to both mobile operators and device manufacturers for inclusion on their handsets. The service, which supports all major IM accounts including Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, and Gtalk, will works on multiple handset models, including Windows Mobile phones.
The company touts the new service’s desktop-like IM capabilities which provide features like buddy lists, status updates, presence enablement, and the ability to find and invite friends to the service. In addition, the client application can run in the background, alerting you to new status updates or IMs even when you’re busy doing something else on the phone.
The push IM service will make its public debut at the CTIA conference in San Diego October 7-8, but for now end users can preview the push IM services via the company’s beta program portal, a site designed for access via mobile phones.