The main reason why my laptop is turned on most of the time is because there is no real instant messaging app for iPad. IM+, for example, does not alert in reasonable time about messages when I have switched on to another app. It can take up to 10 mins to notify, which defeats the purpose of getting online on MSN etc. A minute or two of delay might be tolerable, but anything more is not instant. I haven't tried Beejive yet, but it would suck to waste $10 if it is the same as IM+ in delay. Do you guys know of any instant messaging app that is actually "instant"? Is it a limitation of iOS that there can never be any real instant messaging app?