With the recent Native BlackBerry IM clients updates, some of you were questioning why AIM was not included in the update.
Well, it seems the reasoning behind this is that RIM-built AOL Instant Messenger has been discontinued. Don't worry, you'll still be able to get AIM on your BlackBerry, as AOL has built their own app.
To update to AIM for BlackBerry® built by AOL, please visit: Free AIM - Download AIM - Free Apps from BlackBerry App World and follow the on-screen instructions. To remove your current version of the AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry application, please refer to the support article at KB26171-Discontinuation of AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones
Please remember to install the new AIM for BlackBerry® application built by AOL before October 28, 2011 in order to continue sending and receiving AIM instant messages on your BlackBerry smartphone.
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