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Sprint's IM Play

Instant messaging is going deeper into businesses. In early 2003, Sprint will roll out a service that will let mobile workers interact with colleagues, corporate directories, and applications. Along the same lines as IM buddy lists, Sprint will let customers create icons on PDAs and PCs representing applications. Clicking on an icon can elicit instant updates on inventory, pricing, or shipping. Sprint will help companies integrate the IM server, client devices, and security. Universal Application Messaging will be priced at $7 to $10 per client.

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