BBM Music App Arrives for BlackBerry Smartphones

BBM Music

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 […]

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Delayed Until February

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

Back in mid-September, RIM confirmed that a major software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be shown off at this month’s DevCon and be released shortly afterward. Well, sad to say, but that timeline has taken a tumble as the company has confirmed that the BlackBerry PlayBook’s OS 2.0 software will not be rolling out […]

RIM to Show Off BBM on Android Phone Later This Month?


After Apple’s recent unveiling of the iPhone 4S and the iMessages feature that will allow users to send secure and encrypted messages between iOS devices, it appears that RIM is looking to broaden the reach of its hallmark BBM service. BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, currently allows BlackBerry users to message each other in a chat-like […]

iMessage Aims Squarely at RIM’s BBM


iMessage is Apple’s new messaging command center that allows iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to communicate with each other. As the latter two products lack text messaging and picture messaging–SMS and MMS–capabilities, this will allow those devices to send text or feature-rich messages to iPhones and with each other. The service will definitely allow iOS […]

RIM Brings BBM to PlayBook Via BlackBerry Bridge


The good news is that early adopters of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now BBM their BFFs to their heart’s content. The bad news, however, is that BlackBerry Messenger on the PlayBook is not a native app and requires a BlackBerry smartphone to be tethered over Bluetooth to the PlayBook in a process called BlackBerry […]

BlackBerry Messenger 6 Shown Off In New Images


CrackBerry has unearthed some images of the upcoming refresh of BlackBerry Messenger, BBM 6, and while there isn’t a wealth of knowledge provided here, it will definitely give rabid BBM users a look at what to expect when the software arrives. The images show off new icons that are a lot more exciting than the […]

RIM: No BBM’ing your BFF on iOS

iPhone BBM No, BlackBerry Messenger is Not Coming to iPhone April 26

After recent rumors that Research in Motion would be porting its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) messaging app to the iPhone, the BlackBerry-maker is denying that such a move will happen at this time. At present, RIM doesn’t have plans to take BBM to the iOS platform so there will not be any cross-platform messaging. BBM is […]

RIM Lures Third-Party Developers with BBM Integration Into Apps


RIM is luring third-party developers to creating apps for the BlackBerry ecosystem with its emerging Social Platform strategy, which will open up BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, to third-party apps. Unfortunately, though, BBM is still limited to BlackBerry devices and won’t be opened up to other platforms, at least not at this time. RIM is making […]