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 […]

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 & 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BlackBerry Outage Enters Third Day, Hits North American Customers

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The outages that have plagued many overseas BlackBerry users for the past three days hit North American customers this morning. As many as half of BlackBerry Users (around 35 million) are affected, with Twitter full of people complaining about lost or delayed emails and no access to messaging or the Internet. This would be a […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]