BlackBerry Messenger 6 has just been released and brings along a number of new features and improvements. Most notably, the new version of RIM's messenger adds support for connected apps allowing third-party software to have BBM features seamlessly integrated within it. For example, the latest versions of Wikitude and Foursquare for BlackBerry allow you to easily interact with your contacts and make them aware of your whereabouts, while games and other apps will be able to have BBM chat built-in right into them. Another neat thing is that sending text messages to your buddies who do not have BBM yet is now possible. That can be done straight from the BlackBerry Messenger's interface, and your conversation will be displayed in the usual for the app threaded fashion. More connected apps will be launching in the forthcoming weeks so it might be a good idea to keep an eye out for them.
BlackBerry Messenger 6 [BlackBerry App World link]
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