BlackBerry Messenger to evolve into a social network
This newest iteration of BlackBerry Messenger is expected to launch sometime in the spring of 2011. To make the application well-versed in the social networking field, RIM will be adding many new features to the already popular application.
New features to be included are the ability to post status updates, share content between users, and chat in real-time. Real-time chat is the main function of BlackBerry Messenger now, and is something that has been a mainstay on these smartphones for years.
According to RIM, more than 28 million people use their BlackBerry Messenger service. With that many users already, this newest version could take off in popularity with ease.
We live in very sociable times, where everyone stays connected to everyone. RIM is doing their part to make this even easier for those who use their devices around the world. What do you think? Is morphing the already popular BlackBerry Messenger application into a social network a good move on RIM’s part? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.
1. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
too little too late. bbm is cool but not worh staying on an "eh" OS. now if they want to make a bbm android app and charge 9.99 for it, sure. the tablet is going to be blackberry's waterloo. maybe hp will buy them too in a few years....
2. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)
I wish bbm was an app that could be purchased..
3. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
"New features to be included are the ability to post status updates, share content between users, and chat in real-time." Hasn't BBM always had these features? I could recall being able to send files back and fourth fairly easily.
4. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
yeah...not sure whats that new by the article. maybe people can comment on ur status and u can post more profile pics? who really knows.....and i dont think they get that almost no one cares. bbm should of been pushed and advertised like 4 or 5 years ago. not so much now.