IM+ for Windows Phone 7 finally made its way to the Marketplace some two weeks ago after waiting for approval, without Windows Live support. The new version 1.1 addresses the lack of Microsoft-chat support and also cuts the price from the initial $9.99 to $4.99.
The lack of Windows Live chat support in the initial version was due to Microsoft allegedly blocking the feature, according to some reports. We know Windows Phone Mango will bring chat support so it might have been a Redmond decision. However, the new version 1.1 fills in the blanks in terms of Windows Live chat and hopefully makes it a tad more fluid as users were complaining about sluggish performance. Still, an expensive application, but an all-around instant messaging solution.