Yahoo IM Finally Comes to iPhone

Yahoo Messenger is finally coming to the iPhone, the company announced Tuesday at CTIA 2009 in Las Vegas. But will it really matter to anyone?

Now that it looks like push notification really is going to be implemented this summer in iPhone 3.0 firmware, instant messaging becomes a far more attractive application on Apple’s mobile device than it has been up to now.

And while Yahoo Messenger, with millions of users is one of the largest IM services around, one has to wonder whether IM apps like Meebo and Nimbuzz — which support users connecting to all the major IM networks — will prove more attractive and useful.