When Steve Jobs delivers the WWDC keynote on Monday morning, will iPhone have new instant messenger features?
I’d love to see an upgrade to the desktop iChat and add an iPhone version of iChat so that both handle SMS text messages as well as instant messages from AIM, Gtalk, Yahoo!, etc.
I want a record of all IM and text messages, so sync all IM and text messages in iChat like my photos sync with iPhoto. That way I have an archive on my computer. Make them all searchable.
Let me view text messages on my laptop screen if my phone is within Bluetooth range.
Let me video chat from my phone via 3g or WiFi.
Steve still hasn’t given me any of these features, but last week at CTIA Yahoo! launched OneConnect which does let me see Email, SMS and IM for a given contact in a a unified view, and gives me a socially connected address book. Pretty cool!
Newly launched startup Xumii.com also looks promising as a way to do something similar through the mobile web rather than an iPhone app.