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Agile Messenger to bring PTT, video recording to Pre?

by Derek Kessler Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:51 am EDT

Agile Messenger for Palm Pre

Agile Messenger for Palm Pre Agile Mobile recently unveiled a preview of an app they’re working on: Agile Messenger for Palm Pre. While the fact that messaging apps are on the way for the Pre is no surprise, the feature list that Agile claims for their app is surprising. We’re talking push-to-talk walkie talkie functionality, voice messages, and video messaging. And Agile Messenger is to support Google Talk, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ chat.

There are three options that we can think of to explain this delicious oddness:

  • Agile is making stuff up or confused about the current capabilities of webOS. Not likely.
  • Agile has invested big time in their own programming to build the framework for audio and video recording and messaging. Also not likely.
  • Agile has been working closely with Palm and the new features in Agile Messenger will be enabled by a coming updated to webOS and the Mojo SDK. More likely than the above.

We have no idea when Agile Messenger for Palm Pre will land, as all Agile is saying is “soon.” Currently Agile Mobile has released messaging applications iPhone, S60, J2ME, and Windows Mobile. Looking at these other apps, we can now throw some cooling water on the fiery embers of anticipation: Agile lists the exact same feature set with the exact same wording for all versions of its software.

Will Palm bring video recording and a microphone-enabled SDK to support Agile messenger’s promise capabilities? Yes, eventually, but we wouldn’t be too optimistic that it’s going to be “soon.” Though we would love to be proven wrong. Nudge nudge, wink wink.

Thanks to Azthel for the tip!