Trillian beta for Blackberry announced, new screenshots emerge

Cerulean Studios on Thursday announced a private beta test for their upcoming Trillian for Blackberry instant messaging software. While a small group of testers are putting the final touches on the app, regular Blackberry users for now can feast their eyes on several new screenshots and information on features to expect at launch.

In addition to the Storm, Trillian for Blackberry was designed to work on as many Blackberry devices as possible. No specifics have been announced so far.

Cerulean Studios’ blog has outlined the main features that will be available at release:

  • Connect to Facebook, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, and MySpaceIM
  • Synchronize with Trillian for Windows, Mac, iPhone, Web and BlackBerry for contact list, avatars, accounts, etc
  • Support for many BlackBerry phones, including BlackBerry Bold, Storm, Curve, and Pearl
  • Two beautiful themes – black and white – designed to smoothly integrate into the BlackBerry environment
  • Handy and thoughtful keyboard shortcuts throughout
  • Various notification options – sounds, vibration, LED control, email push, home screen icons
  • Contact list sorting, grouping, MetaContacts, privacy, and organization
  • Set status, avatar, and display name from within the app
  • Message window bubble view, copy/paste, send photo, send buzzes, emoticons
  • Supports BIS, BES, WiFi, and direct TCP connections
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