BlackBerry has released a new version of its BBM for iOS beta app that enhances previously introduced Timed Message and Message Retraction features along with several bug fixes and improvements. Continue reading “BBM for iOS beta update enhances Timed Message and Message Retract features”
BlackBerry on Saturday rolled out a new BBM update for the Android and BlackBerry 10 devices that will let users manage their social circles with ease. The update will soon be made available for iOS as well. Continue reading “BBM chatting no longer requires an invitation”
At BlackBerry’s earnings call earlier this week, CEO John Chen revealed some vital statistics relating to their popular messaging application. Called BlackBerry Messenger or BBM, the service has crossed 160 million registered users. Out of these 85 million are active monthly users. While this number might appear large at first glance, it is merely a drop in the ocean compared to the 500 million active user base of the likes of WhatsApp. Continue reading “BlackBerry Messenger crosses 85 million MAU, Hits Windows Phone in July”
It’s back. The BlackBerry Messenger, fondly known as BBM faced some intense server loads thanks to a pre-release leak on Android, which forced the company to postpone the much awaited launch. After a long wait, it looks like the company is finally up to speed and ready to launch on both iOS and Android today, resuming where it left off on iOS and completely starting afresh on Android. According to the official blog, you should be hopefully seeing the BBM app popup on the App Store, Google Play and the Samsung Apps Store any time in the next few hours. We’ll posting the links here once it goes live. Meanwhile you can check how it looks in an iPhone, in our hands on post that we did earlier.
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BBM for iPhone is here! Yes, for real. Here are some screenshots of BBM or BlackBerry Messenger running on an Apple iPhone 5 with iOS7. BlackBerry announced few months back that it was bringing the BlackBerry Messenger service to iOS and Android and has kept its promise. The app is a free 30MB download which has gone live on the New Zealand iTunes app store as of now. It would be going live on the Indian App Store later today and will be available worldwide. You can either use your existing BlackBerryID (If you were using a BlackBerry device in the past) or create a new one. You need to verify the associated email account to get things working. Continue reading “BBM for iPhone Screenshots”
BlackBerry announced that they would release the BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android devices, back in May. First images of the BlackBerry Messenger for Android surfaced in leaked images last month. Now the first video demo of the BlackBerry Messenger for Android has surfaced online, that shows off most of the features of the app. Continue reading “BlackBerry Messenger for Android surfaces in the first demo video”
BlackBerry had announced it’s intentions to introduce its wildly popular messenger service to the Android and iOS platforms earlier this year. We’ve been hearing rumors of a late summer release and if our sources are to be trusted, the application will see a release in the coming weeks on both the platforms. Ahead of the release, screenshots from the Android build of the application have been leaked online.
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BlackBerry’s core strength – the BlackBerry messenger, in a surprising move, is going cross platform with iOS and Android versions of the very popular messaging platform to be made available in the coming months. It was announced right now, at its BlackBerry live conference in Orlando. The iOS as well as the Android app will be free on the respective stores. BBM will be compatible on all iOS devices running iOS 6 and Android devices running 4.0 ICS and above.
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Research in Motion (RIM) has won the law suit that lets them to continue using the BBM name for its BlackBerry Messenger service. Last December, BBM Canada, a broadcasting company filed a lawsuit against RIM to stop RIM from advertising the service using the shortened name. RIM lost it’s BBX trademark last year and changed it to BlackBerry 10. Continue reading “RIM wins lawsuit over BBM Trademark”
Blackberry Playbook was one of the tablets which failed last year and just recently they had a fire sale which was also not a major success. Anyways RIM has said that the Playbook will be updated to version 2.0 next month.
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BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for the BlackBerry smartphones has been updated to version 6.1 in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This version brings news features like animated avatars, fun new emoticons, customized colored chat bubbles, increased character count for personal messages and display picture integration. The BBM v6.0 was launched in July that had more social features, connected apps, BlackBerry app share and lots more. It comes pre-installed in the BB OS 7 handsets. Continue reading “BlackBerry Messenger v6.1 (Beta) brings animated avatars, new emoticons and more”
RIM has launched the new BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 6. The new version delivers a whole new social app experience with the new features like status update via BBM connected apps, BlackBerry app share and more. Continue reading “RIM launches BlackBerry Messenger 6 with new social features”
The BlackBerry 9520 aka Storm2 has been tested on various parameters and we have told you what we think of the device. Now in this last part of the review, we try to wrap up all the loose ends and give you our final verdict on the Storm2. Let’s start by looking at the BlackBerry Messenger, a feature unique to the BlackBerry devices. The BBM as it is referred to be a unique chat feature built into the BlackBerry, there is no need to elaborate how it works so I’ll skip that bit. Though I will tell you in brief what is does allow you to do. You can chat, share pictures and other things for free with another BlackBerry user or a group, even a voice IM can be sent. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm2 Review Part 3: BlackBerry Messenger, Music, Camera and Accessories”