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Which IM client eats up the least amount of battery?

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  1. SoFLO

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    Well this is really a two question thread, I'm new to Android.

    1) Which multi-protocol (AIM, Facebook, MSN, etc) client eats the least amount of battery?

    I downloaded Meebo and it seems pretty good (heard eBuddy is worse in consumption), I'm wondering if there's anything better.

    2) Does GTalk consume the least amount of battery since it's integrated with Android in comparison to third party clients?

    As of now I don't have any friends who use GTalk but I'm trying to convince a few to get it.
     

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    Ebuddy with the extend battery life option enabled.
     
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    Interesting I didn't know about that option. I'll give it a whirl.
     
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    personally, i will go for meebo
     
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    There aren't any multi-IM clients that truly support MSN, sadly. None of them do federated access, and without that, MSN on the phone becomes incredibly annoying to use (since it'll log you off your desktop, or anywhere else you are). MSN Talk is the only one to do so from what I've found.
     
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    E buddy as mmp said, but yeah I would say g talk consumes barely anything, biggest drain on phone would be the keyboard while chatting.
     
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    I would personally go for Ebuddy.
     
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    As Froyo rolls out I expect the 3rd party IM apps to be able to solve this problem using the push API demonstrated with the Chrome2Phone stuff..
     

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