Tencent Messenger 2008(TM2008) Preview 4

Tencent Messenger, generally referred to as TM, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in China, and the world’s third most popular IM service. Aside from the chat program, TM has also developed many subfeatures including games, pets, ringtone downloads, etc. The brand-new design makes TM2008 easier to use. We simplified everyday tasks and focused on designing a clean and elegant visual experience. The new style integrates perfectly with Windows XP and Vista. A fresh and exciting new experience is awaiting you!

What's New:

  • New custom online status.
  • Support various skins.
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:: Lyon :: said,
Care to elaborate on why better than WLM?

If you look at both products in Wikipedia then maybe you (finally) think this isn't a rip-off of WLM, in fact, is WLM which is a rip-off of this one, not only in visual but in features, just read about both on the internet.

And about the pets you don't need to have one, at least is better than the Ads in WLM (no i don't have one, because i don't even use instant messengers). :cheeky:

Eww... This sounds horrible... "pets, ringtone downloads, etc." Why would anybody want a pet (Neopets and their various clones and their various children all exist for that purpose, right?) for instant messaging? And why would I even WANT to download a ringtone from my messenger? No thanks. If I want a pet, I'll just use with my Giga Pet (despite being a guy, I still enjoy these cool devices) and for ringtones I'll use normal methods of obtaining them (i.e. downloading via ringtone sites or downloading directly to my phone).

rpgfan said,
Eww... This sounds horrible... "pets, ringtone downloads, etc." Why would anybody want a pet (Neopets and their various clones and their various children all exist for that purpose, right?) for instant messaging? And why would I even WANT to download a ringtone from my messenger? No thanks. If I want a pet, I'll just use with my Giga Pet (despite being a guy, I still enjoy these cool devices) and for ringtones I'll use normal methods of obtaining them (i.e. downloading via ringtone sites or downloading directly to my phone).

You aren't getting what these guys are trying to do here. You'd be surprised to find out how reliant to IM services some people have become, and wouldn't it be much more convenient or even cost effective to have a unified messaging solution across the PC and mobile platforms? So they have a good reason of implementing mobile features, such as ringtone downloads, and I believe they have tied Tencent QQ with mobile devices closely for years in China. As regards to the pet feature, I'd imagine that it functions like an RPG game with all of the leveling up and damages, etc. Got the analogy from your name, by the way, and I'm kinda surprised you didn't think of it that way yourself.