AOL announced an open beta of a new Windows Mobile application called ICQ Mobile.
ICQ Mobile brings much of the functionality of their desktop app to your Windows Mobile device.
ICQ for Windows Mobile supports devices with Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6, and Windows Mobile 6.1 operating systems, including:
- T-Mobile Dash and Wing
- Sprint HTC Touch and Diamond
- AT&T Samsung Blackjack II and Epix
- Verizon Wireless XV6800 and XV6900
- Sprint Samsung Ace
- AT&T Pantech Duo and Matrix Pro
- Motorola Q
- Most Palm Treo's
AOL's decision to create ICQ Mobile has some people scratching their heads. ICQ is arguably the granddaddy of instant messaging, but has largely been passed over in favor of WLM, Yahoo! Messenger or even Facebook. “ICQ? I haven't used that in ages!” They are forgetting basic geography — the world is round. The mobile market is global, and ICQ still enjoys great popularity outside of North America.
You can check out the ICQ Mobile beta here.