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BBM for Gingerbread powered Android users is now available

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BBM for Gingerbread powered Android users is now available
Late last month, BlackBerry announced that it would offer its popular messaging service, BBM, to those Android users still using a device powered by Android 2.3.x. That update is now available in the Google Play Store. As BlackBerry wryly pointed out in its announcement, 21% of Android users are using Gingerbread, which means it adds a large number of new users for current BBM members to connect to.

The recent update to BBM added some new features to the application. Right now, BBM users can send messages to other BBM subscribers, make free phone calls to other members anywhere on the globe, and engage in discussions on BlackBerry Channels. You can even share pictures, files and voice notes to other members. Eventually, BlackBerry Video will allow you to have video chats with other BBM users.

One of the cool new features available for BBM users is Glympse. This allows you to set a period of time during which your location can be discovered by selected members. Once the time period that you've selected is up, you are invisible once again

BBM is available for iOS, Android, and of course, BlackBerry. For now, Windows Phone is the odd OS out.

Screenshots of BBM for Android
Screenshots of BBM for Android
Screenshots of BBM for Android

Screenshots of BBM for Android


source: BBM, BlackBerry via BerryReview

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posted on 19 Feb 2014, 00:43

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Gingerbread gives me nostalgia.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 00:52 1

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 616; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Finally I can chat with my younger sister who is stuck at Gingerbread through BBM

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 03:22 1

3. __0__ (Posts: 187; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Why cant gingerbread just die , its a unpolished laggy outdated POS !
I flashed my GS1 to jellybean

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 04:44

4. tenzin (Posts: 73; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Nice but original bbm on my BlackBerry z30 still not working properly. Still can't make voice and video calls as BlackBerry promised even after new update. I like new BlackBerry OS but their support us veery poor as they did not answer to any of my emails

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:07

6. thealphageek1 (Posts: 557; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Un-install BBM and then re-install BBM.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:42

5. verty (Posts: 91; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Go Chen I am rooting for you all the way.....

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