My contract is up and I’m looking to get a phone that’s good for mobile AIM (I’ve always wanted one, but never had it). I want full QWERTY. Hopefully PDA features/smartphone.
I’ll shell out for the phone, but I don’t want a contract. Preferably pre-paid.
So I look into the sidekick… and they’re not selling it anymore! (Jesus Christ, what a monster fuckup at Microsoft it was.) When will the sidekick be back? What are my other options? I’d love to get a smartphone sans data plan, but my current carrier won’t let me. I’ve read that I can just hook up a smartphone to a regular pre-paid if I turn off data (I do not need, or want, websites), but how can I get that to work with mobile AIM? And is mobile aim data or text messages? Oh, and what is the best AIM client, and what platform does it run on?