BBM 2.2 update brings simplified sign-up, new emoticons, and more goodies
Anyway, the new release comes with a healthy set of improvements, starting with an easier sign-up process. BlackBerry has liquidated some fields that were considered unnecessary by users. Signing up has been distilled to providing a name, an e-mail, and a password.
Additionally, BlackBerry has simplified the way users add new BBM contacts through e-mail. When one receives a BBM invite in their inbox, all it takes is to click the link - no more PIN invites.
BBM 2.2 also features 16 new emoticons - "from a hotdog, and maracas, to a hacker and a pair of hot lips". Also, the "Updates" tab has been renamed to "Feeds", which better reflects the kind of stuff you'll find there - new posts, status, and profile updates from BBM contacts and channels.