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Methods and apparatuses for processing an instant message from a source wireless communication device to a destination device are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving the instant message from the source wireless communication device, the instant message having a source wireless communication identifier, a destination instant messenger identifier, and data contents; extracting the source wireless communication identifier, the destination instant messenger identifier and the data contents from the instant message; retrieving a source instant messenger identifier corresponding to the source wireless communication identifier; binding the source instant messenger identifier with the source wireless communication identifier; and transmitting the data contents with the source instant messenger identifier to the destination device over a communication network, based on the destination instant messenger identifier. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.

Title
Instant messaging system and method
Application Number
10/473010
Publication Number
7512407 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2001
Publication Date
March 31, 2009
Inventor
Liqing Zeng
Guangdong
CN
Huateng Ma
Guangdong
CN
Yejun Huang
Guangdong
CN
Yang Chen
Guangdong
CN
Xiaoguang Wu
Guangdong
CN
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Tencent
VG
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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