BlackBerry Beats Google to Voice Calls with BBM for Android

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Today BlackBerry just tossed a major blow to Google Hangouts by releasing a new beta version of BBM for Android, the popular BlackBerry Messenger app, which now has voice calling and tons of new features. According to CrackBerry the new Messenger app is full of goodies, one which many Android users have been waiting for […]

BlackBerry Messenger Aims for More Devices in New Deal

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Blackberry, as we all know, isn’t doing so great these days with stiff competition from Android and iOS, but the company’s BBM messenger service is still widely used and very popular. Especially by Android and iPhone users. Back in October the BBM service arrived for both iOS and Android, and since we haven’t heard much […]

BBM for iOS Available Now, Android Version Still on the Way (Update)

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As expected from earlier today when BlackBerry said that BBM would be available later, the app is indeed available now on iOS, while the Android version still has yet to show up in the Google Play store, but should be live shortly (UPDATE: Available now). Downloading and installing the app will give you the ability to chat […]

BBM for Android and iOS Launching “Within Days” Says Company

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All the struggles and issues aside, BlackBerry still wants the world to know it isn’t going anywhere, and are adamant that they have good products to offer the public. In a recent open letter spotted by Reuters to calm customers and investors, BlackBerry had a lot to say about its plans, the future, and BlackBerry […]

Google Needs Better Play Store Management as Fake BBM Apps Confuse Customers

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Ahead of when the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, app is slated to debut for Android customers tomorrow, September 21, Google’s Play Store already lists at least a handful of BBM apps. While there are always third-party knock-offs or similarly named apps listed in the Play Store many times, the situation with the BBM app highlights […]

BBM for Android and iOS Arrival Rumored for This Weekend (Updated)

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BlackBerry’s own messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger, has been announced for iOS and Android in the past, but it’s rumored to hit the new platforms this weekend. According to CrackBerry, they have received several reports that BBM for Android will go live on Friday, while the iOS version will hit reportedly hit iTunes the next day […]

BBM for Android & iPhone Signup Page Hints at Approaching Release

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If the arrival of landing page on BlackBerry’s company website is can be used an accurate indication of things to come, the launch of BBM or BlackBerry Messaging for Android and iOS could be near. A special page for the upcoming applications arrived earlier today. Unfortunately, the landing page doesn’t actually offer any more details about […]

BBM for Android In Testing

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BlackBerry Messaging or BBM for Android users is now in its testing stages. According to Adam Zeis of Crackberry, the BBM for Android is now available to a small subset of users inside the BlackBerry Beta Zone, an exclusive area for BlackBerry testers. Unfortunately, at this stage BBM for Android is only available to users […]

BlackBerry to Pre-Load BBM on Select Android Phones

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After having announced that it would be freeing the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM for short, service that’s been historically tied to BlackBerry phone hardware, smartphone-maker BlackBerry is now announcing that the messaging service will come pre-loaded on select phones running the rival Android operating system. Previously, BlackBerry had announced that BBM would be available as […]

Is BlackBerry Falling Further Out of Relevance?

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BlackBerry had announced a new lower-cost BlackBerry Q5 smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 OS as well as an initiative that will see BlackBerry Messenger go cross-platform for the first time at the BlackBerry Live conference that kicked off yesterday in Orlando, Florida, but are these moves too little too late? Once the dominant smartphone […]

BlackBerry Will Bring BBM To iPhone and Android This Summer

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Today at BlackBerry Live BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will come to iPhone and Android as a free app sometime this summer. In its press release BlackBerry notes that, pending approval from Apple and Google, the BBM chat service will arrive in the App Store and Google Play Store this summer. The initial release […]

RIM to Add BBM Video Calling Feature to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones, Tablets

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In a bid to host its own multi-channel communications platform for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system release alongside some new smartphones, Research in Motion is working on delivering video calling within its BBM messaging app called BBM Video. Video chat has been a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which runs on the BlackBerry Tablet […]

Consumers Texting Less Thanks to Messaging Apps Like iMessage

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In the U.S., consumers are beginning to send less text messages, or SMS, thanks to new apps such as iMessage, BlackBerry Messages (BBM), and WhatsApp. According to research date collected by Chetan Sharma Consulting, the number of texts sent and received on networks operated in the U.S. have declined for the first time in the […]

BlackBerry Curve 9310 Arrives on Verizon with BBM Button

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The BlackBerry Curve 9310  with Blackberry 7.1 will arrive on Verizon on July 12th for $49.99 after a 50 mail in rebate. This is the first Blackberry to ship with a dedicated BlackBerry Messaging button to activate the popular BBM service. Users tied to a BlackBerry phone for work may be interested in this device, but […]

Leaked Images Show BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 With Themes

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Yesterday we saw images of what could be RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we see images of what BlackBerry Messenger could look like in BlackBerry 10. According to N4BB, RIM will introduce new themes to BBM in BlackBerry 10. The app looks like almost every other chat app on other platforms, but users […]

RIM: No Plans to License BBM for Inter-Platform Chat

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After much speculation that Research in Motion may open up and give iOS and Android access to its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, RIM’s new chief Thorstein Heins had put the idea to rest by saying that BBM appearing on external platforms is not an option. BBM allows BlackBerry users to communicate freely with each […]

RIM Announces BlackBerry Curve 9320

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Despite BlackBerry 10 coming out sometime in the next few months RIM is still releasing BlackBerry OS 7 devices like the new BlackBerry Curve 9320. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is just like every other entry-level Curve. It features the same iconic BlackBerry design with a 2.4-inch 320×240 display over a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone […]

RIM Says It Won’t Retreat from the Consumer Market

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Amidst reports that it would be giving up in the consumer market, RIM has fired back in comments made to Pocket-lint saying that it will not withdraw from the consumer market. Reports about RIM exiting the consumer market surfaced after the company posted poor fourth quarter financial results and after company CEO Thorstein Heins said […]

RIM Plays Up BBM With Dedicated Button on Leaked BlackBerry Curve Photo

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A leaked photo of a new, unannounced BlackBerry Curve model shows that Research in Motion will be highlighting its proprietary BlackBerry Messenger, otherwise known as BBM, network more to consumers. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 was shown in the latest leaked image with a dedicated button on the side that will specifically activate and launch the […]

BBM Music App Arrives for BlackBerry Smartphones

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RIM’s long awaited BBM Music app has finally arrived and it will be available to BlackBerry smartphone owners in the United States, Canada and Australian within the next 24 hours. For now, those are the only regions where the app is available on the BlackBerry App World. Other regions around the world will see an […]