Users of Windows Mobile will be glad to know that the developers of Palringo have finally acknowledged that they indeed have a Windows Phone app in development.
In a tweet from @sedl23 (who tipped us, thanks!) asking them directly, they responded with an affirmative "Hi, yes we do have a windows phone 7 Palringo app in the works" which is nice and clear, just the way we like it. Of course, there's no mention of a release time frame though maybe we can pry it from them...even if just a guesstimate.
For those wondering what the heck is Palringo, it's a very popular IM service that is both proprietary but also connects up to Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Live Messenger, Jabber, ICQ, iChat and Facebook IM. It even has a "local" feature, allowing you find other Palringo users and since the app is available on Windows Mobile, OSX, iPhone, Android and even Blackberry, it shouldn't be too hard to find peeps.
We're psyched but we'll be even more excited when we hear more--after all, the last time we heard from these guys they said a WP7 port was "likely". But that was in November, 2010.
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OoO now that is good news.
the mango update is really gonna allow so many more applications for the platform. mango is really a game changer for microsoft, i seriously can't wait anymore
It's about time. I miss Palringo.What's more odd, is who took that screenshot with an old Windows Mobile device running moTweets? I love moTweets (as it is the only decent Twitter client for Windows Mobile 6.x), but I haven't used Windows Mobile for nearly a year now.
Oh, and Fieldrunners is in the mix for Windows Phone as well.
I have a timeframe. I've been using Pal since late 2008, and for the past six months I've been bugging the "staff" about a WP app (to the point that I have an internal "pest" tag on my name) and I was finally told that a) yes, they have someONE on staff building it and b) a beta version would be available in October. Apparently their hangup was that WP didn't fit their previous C++ and Java frameworks, so they had to build from the ground up. I don't remember the name of the staff member who told me this, but I know it wasn't Daryll. I was told that when the beta is ready it will be available here:http://beta.palringo.com/
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