AIM 6.0 beta is out
What I have to ask myself when I use a new client version is where is IM going in general? Every time someone puts out a new IM client version (like this version from AOL) there are "new" features, but a lot of the updates are just adding features the other services already have. Everyone does it, so who will revolutionize IM for everyone? Enterprise IM seems to be the new hotness, but I don't care about enterprise so much as consumer IM. I personally think IM could be a much bigger part of communicating today. I think IM still has lots of potential for the future. The integration of VoIP and video-calling has brought us a lot closer, but I don't that we are quite "there" yet.
(Disclosure: AOL is the parent company of Weblogs, inc.)