SIPphone has announced today that Palm Treo users can now instant message with all major IM networks using Gizmo Project, its flagship product. The new version of Gizmo Project is built for Palm devices and currently supports a wide range of devices, including the Treo 600/650/680/700p, Sony UX-50, Tungsten T3, and Palm Zire.
With Gizmo Project, users will have the ability to add buddies, see who's online and send/receive messages with users from AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, GoogleTalk, iChat, and dozens more networks. The program lets you import all your existing contacts with just a few mouse clicks, allowing immediate use with minimal setup time.
With Gizmo Project Treo users have the option to download directly from their Treos or download to their computer for "Quick Install" via synchronization, both at gizmoproject.com/treo.
According to the press release, the software is available completely FREE and functionality isn't limited by a trial period or other restrictions. Existing Gizmo users can log in and interact with their contacts immediately.
Gizmo features a full suite of instant messaging tools and users can operate their phone as normal because the program runs unobtrusively in the background until they're ready to chat. Users will receive audio, vibration and/or visual alerts when they receive new instant messages. Multiple user accounts can be configured on the same device, plus users will be able to view message history from those accounts.
"This program marks the first time Treo and other Palm users can get free software to connect to all major IM networks with ease," said Michael Robertson, CEO of SIPphone.
Gizmo sounds pretty cool. I like that you'll receive audio or vibration alerts when you get a new message. And being able to view message history sounds great too. I've had to use the message history many times on my desktop PC over the years when chatting with friends and family. It's nice to be able to look back and see a date when something was mentioned or to look back and see what someone had told me to do or asked me when I couldn't remember. It's especially great that you have the choice to instant message with so many IM networks and aren't limited to just a few. Very nice!
You can read more about Gizmo Project and download your free copy here.