Last week, we told you that BlackBerry is running paid BlackBerry Channel discussion groups on a beta version of BBM. Chen had said weeks ago that this is how he planned on monetizing BBM and now it is coming to fruition. Obviously, this guy says what he means and means what he says.
An update to BBM for Android is now awaiting you in the Google Play Store and includes a fix to allow users to share emoticons in status updates. You will also notice a quicker response time when opening BBM chat and group screen. The update also repairs a bug that creates a problem when a URL is received in group chat. And after installing the update, you should notice improvements to your battery life while making a BBM Voice Call.
BBM for iOS and BBM for Android users are also eagerly awaiting the BBM Video feature that was promised to be coming to the app sometime before the end of this year.
source: BBMforAndroid via BerryReview