MB131174 wrote:Never heard if ichat, unless you mean iMessage? I love iMessage, but not everyone has an iPhone. (I feel so sorry for android users.) Gchat is google? That's nice, if you have an android. whatsapp is ok, but it's not as "private" b/c it requires you to share your mobile number. I think BBM is an underrated messenger that could have potential. I'd love to see BlackBerry make a desktop version that was seamless with your mobile device. I don't see a mass appeal for that, but, maybe in the business world where you need to get in contact with someone faster than email but phone isn't appropriate. I know I'd use it at work considering I communicate with buyers from all over the country during the work day.
I think as long as the chat interface isn't obstructive, the hard requirement is people. It's the same reason people still use facebook and not hop onto other social networks.
As a side note, gchat does the desktop/phone sync thing. It does it very well actually, and I can switch and pick up conversations as if I'd never left.