Beejive for BlackBerry 2.0 Released

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If you’re a BlackBerry owner who’s looking for something small to get themselves this holiday season, this might help. Earlier this morning, Beejive released version 2.0 of their BlackBerry IM application – and just in time for the season of getting.. awkward family dinners.. giving, they’ve lopped 50% off the price tag.

The new features:

* Facebook chat: Chat with your Facebook friends while on the go, and see a record of your chats on
* Clickable Twitter usernames: Click on a Twitter username in a chat to launch Twitter.
* Refined and responsive UI: Take advantage of BeejiveIM’s custom-written user interface, offering speedy and responsive controls and a modern look-and-feel.
* Voice notes: Instantly record and send voice messages to your IM contacts. Voice notes are perfect for on-the-go chatting, such as when you are walking down the street or need to get information to someone quickly and don’t have time to type.
* GPS location: Send your current GPS location with a link to Google Maps, taking advantage of your BlackBerry’s location features and adding a new location-aware element to your chats.
* More chat styles: Customize your chat styles and colors and set different backgrounds and wallpapers.
* File transfers with all IM services: Easily send, receive, and review file attachments, and see previews of images right inside your chat.
* Push notifications: Whether running in the foreground or the background, BeejiveIM will always notify you of new instant messages.
* Improved Battery Life: Staying in touch with all your friends is now far gentler on your battery.
* Support for the 5.0 OS and Storm: BeejiveIM supports all BlackBerrys running 4.2.1+ and 5.X operating systems, including the Storm and Storm 2.

From today until January 1st, a one-device license will set you back $9.95 (usually $19.95), while a swappable license will come in at $14.95 (usually $30). If you’re not ready to jump in just yet, there’s always the 30-day trial.