Gizmo all-in-one IM and calling service now serving BlackBerry

Gizmo has added BlackBerry support to its posse of cell phones and PDAs. Now Curve and Pearl users can make free in-network calls and cheap VoIP calls with Gizmo too.

Gizmo for Mobile Beta

BlackBerry users are getting a little more love these days. It hasn't been long since Opera Mini 4 Beta became compatible with the BlackBerry platform. Now The Gizmo Project, a free, all-in-one IM and VoIP client mash-up originally built for the desktop, has opened its doors to BlackBerrys too.

Here's what's in it for Gizmo Project Mobile Beta users--IMing other Gizmo, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk users from your phone, plus free calls to fellow Gizmos.

Gizmo for Mobile on a Sony Ericsson
Gizmo IM on a Sony Ericsson phone. (Credit: Gizmo Project)

Outbound VoIP calls to landlines and other mobile phones represent Gizmo Project's premium mobile service, and may be less expensive than your carrier's rates, especially if you've overrun your minutes. Then again, they may not be, especially if your carrier levies a surcharge for Internet use. It's a good idea to check before buying credit.

Get Gizmo for Mobile Beta by pointing to from the mobile browser, or select your phone model from the drop down list on the Gizmo Web site to download the file to your desktop before transferring it over to your phone.

Gizmo for Mobile Beta is also available for other phones in the U.S. and Europe, including Motorola, Palm, Pantech, and Sony Ericsson.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.