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BlackBerry Messenger to evolve into a social network

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BlackBerry Messenger to evolve into a social network
In addition to the unveiling of RIM’s first tablet, they also announced plans to launch a revamped version of BlackBerry Messenger that would make the application more like a traditional 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.

source: PCMAG

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

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....

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 11:09

2. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)


I wish bbm was an app that could be purchased..

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 16:13

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.

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 17:35

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.

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