After a near decade-long fallow period AOL has finally released an updated version of their instant messaging client for the Windows Mobile platform. While Windows Mobile users have been able to access the IM network using 3rd party software, this is the first official release for many years, and shows ongoing support for the Windows Mobile. This is especially significant as AIM was one of the stars of Apple’s SDK announcement 3 months ago.
AOL has put a lot of effort in the development of the software, and for example has made a single binary that works both on Windows Mobile Professional and Standard devices. The following devices are supported.
- T-Mobile Wing
- Sprint Mogul and HTC Touch
- AT&T Blackjack II, Tilt
- Sprint Samsung ACE
- Motorola Q
- Verizon Wireless 6800
- Most Palm Treo’s
At present auto-updates and file transport are not supported, but these may come in later builds.
Download the software from AOL here.