It seems Beejive's JiveTalk for iPhone
is the first IM client -- in alpha or otherwise
-- to actually get out of the gate for the iPhone. Featuring almost all flavors of IM -- including AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, ICQ, and Jabber -- you'll finally be able to message on the go and perhaps even forget that Apple
really dropped the ball
forgot to include
iChat. The service costs nothing to use as all data wanders over WiFi or EDGE, so all you need do is point iPhone's Safari to iphone.beejive.com and get signed on. While these are still early days for web apps for the iPhone, we're expecting a storm of new releases in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on this space.