RIM has updated three popular instant messaging apps for BlackBerry devices, namely Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (WLM), and Yahoo! Messenger. Normally a large updating such as this would be accompanied by a press release, a support post, a change log, or even a note etched onto a piece of bark and stuffed into a bottle.
Unfortunately, none of the above actions were taken by RIM, so we are left scratching our heads wondering why the sudden mass-update. If I were to venture a guess, it would be that this is security related, and RIM is trying to keep another screw-up on the down-low.
The only thing all three of the apps require is BlackBerry OS version 4.5 or higher, and all three are supported by a whole host of BlackBerry smartphones, ranging from the BlackBerry 8100 to the BlackBerry 9981. If you’re unfamiliar with these apps, they are not text-messaging replacements like GO SMS or Google Voice for Android, but instead are same-platform-only instant messaging apps. Fortunately all three have broad dispersion, so you can be chatting with your buddy on their PC or Android from your BlackBerry. Hit up the relevant source links to update or download anew.