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 […]

Google Ready to Close Meebo Deal

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It looks like after Google Plus, Google is looking to further entrench itself in the social media space with a rumored acquisition of Meebo. Meebo, a site that originated as a browser-based chat services that integrates services such as AOL’s AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN, has emerged to include social sharing and interest-driven […]

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 […]

Why Visual Voicemail Is Not Available on Ice Cream Sandwich at Launch

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Following confirmation that Adobe Flash Player, currently in version 11, is missing at launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, Google is now letting users know why the anticipated visual voicemail feature has also not appeared on Galaxy Nexus smartphones as sales of the phone have begun. According to Google, the feature is supported in Ice Cream […]

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 […]

Google Voice Relies on Crowdsourcing to Identify Telemarketers as Spam

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Google has added a Global SPAM feature to its Google Voice messaging and phone service that will automatically identify select callers as spam before they even reach you. The newly added feature relies on the collective intelligence of Google Voice users selectively marking appropriate messages as spam as well as Google’s own spam identification tools. […]

Google+ Media Sharing and Messaging Put iCloud to Shame

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When Google launched Google+ many of us made the┬ámistake of thinking it was just another attempt from Google at being social. While Google+ is social, the real magic is in the Android Google+ app, which delivers on many of the iCloud features Apple announced at WWDC and frankly blows some of them out of the […]

DriveReply App Helps Drivers Stay Safe and Undistracted

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DriveReply is an updated version of a driver safety app designed to keep drivers from getting distracted by their Android smart phones while on the road. Just the other day I was almost hit by a lady who was more focused on her phone than me, a fellow driver. Thanks to this Iconosys app for […]

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 […]

RIM Lures Third-Party Developers with BBM Integration Into Apps

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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 […]

Nokia E6 to Challenge Droid Pro, BlackBerry

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Nokia may be poised to introduce its next generation messaging and emailing Symbian smartphone with enhanced specs. The device’s picture, which was leaked to Engadget, shows a form factor that could challenge Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Motorola’s Droid Pro. As part of Nokia’s E-series smartphone lineup, the E6 would be targeted at business and […]