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BBM 7 exits beta and brings voice calls to BlackBerry users

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BBM 7 exits beta and brings voice calls to BlackBerry users
RIM has been an extremely troubled company recently, and the predictions about BlackBerry 10 are mixed, but the company does still have one killer app: BlackBerry Messenger, and the app just got a pretty big update bringing voice calling to BlackBerry users. The app had been in public beta for the past month or so, but now's it's available to everyone. 

BBM has been the killer app because it is a great alternative to SMS, it offers group messaging, integration with a number of other BlackBerry apps, and now it offers voice calling between users. The update is available in the BlackBerry App World, and can be installed on any BlackBerry device running version 6 or higher, but should come to handsets running version 5 next year. 

BlackBerry may not have much of a market presence left in America, but internationally, especially in developing nations, it still holds a solid share because of the integrated data plan. International messaging is an especially costly endeavor, so this update should prove quite useful.

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:12

1. antifanboy14 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


This update wiped BBM contacts off the phones of some Blackberry users, while other users complained of the update deleting Blackberry messenger all together. Way to go RIM!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:58

2. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


I doubt it . . .

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:54

3. slaggyb (Posts: 192; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Were is this dude from? You are saying bull crap.. You don't use a blackberry so stop spreading what never happened.. I use a blackberry and this update is so well done and every contacts all intact and all my contacts who also upgraded never had issues..stop hating!!

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 08:16

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The person above is correct. Know of precisely 2 guys whose BBM contacts went away after this update and 1 guy whose BBM was gone altogether.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:18

5. antifanboy14 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Fall back and catch your breath, man. I own and use a Blackberry smartphone on a daily basis...I am not hating. I am not criticizing the update either. I am simply stating some of the issues some of my friends encountered after installing the update.

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