Back in 1996 when Motorola was still building the Motorola StarTac, a PC based instant messaging program called ICQ was released. It eventually grew to over 100 million registered users but after a while, many other instant messaging programs showed up and ICQ sort of fell off. Now though, the company is making another strike at the mobile business having released a new ICQ for Android and a whole new set of features to go along with it:
- Send and receive FREE unlimited messages.
- Send photos to all your friends including ICQ, Facebook and Google Talk contacts. You can also share your location with all your friends.
- Chat with Facebook, Google Talk, studiVZ, Mail.ru and AIM friends directly from your mobile phone using one single app.
- Sign in with your mobile number – the ICQ app automatically finds phone contacts already in the network.
- Get social feeds from ICQ, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
- Stay connected to ICQ simultaneously from any platform, whether it's mobile, PC, web or even tablets.
- Enjoy offline mode - read received messages on ICQ and review chats even when there is no connection.
- Get the new privacy and safety capabilities to help you avoid unwanted messages.
I'm not entirely sure if ICQ will ever reach the masses the way it did in the 1990's but the new messaging app does have a lot to offer, you'll find their full press release and download past the break.