AOL adds new mobile services for handheld devices

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Dulles, Va.—America Online on Monday announced a suite of mobile service offerings for its customers.

AOL said Research in Motion has joined its Mobile Developer Program. That partnership will enable RIM to support AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and AOL’s ICQ instant messaging application on RIM’s Blackberry device.

Blackberry users will also be able to gain easy access to AOL’s mobile e-mail by integrating IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).

In addition, AOL has launched an instant pictures feature for AIM users to send photos, Moviefone services and MapQuest mobile services including MapQuest Traffic and MapQuest Find Me.

—Carol Krol

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