BBM beta adds support for landscape mode and more

BBM beta adds support for landscape mode and more
BlackBerry users went ape the other day when the latest beta version of BBM for iOS included support for landscape mode. Opening the platform to iOS, Android and Windows Phone allows BlackBerry users to send messages to more friends and family members than back in the days when it was closed. But that doesn't stop BlackBerry users from thinking that they should have the first crack at any new features for the messaging app.

But now we are happy to inform BlackBerry users that a limited beta of BBM for BlackBerry 10 will now support landscape mode. So go ahead, douse the torches and cancel the march. If you are not one of the lucky beta testers, the landscape mode support should eventually arrive to your 'Berry. In addition, the beta includes a new feature called Multiple Picture Transfer which allows you to share multiple pictures from the photo app.

The BBM beta is available to those who have signed up for the beta zone. If you need to have either of these new capabilities immediately, you can sign up and get the opportunity to install the beta build of BlackBerry's messaging app. For those keeping score, the update weighs in at 26.4MB.


source: Crackberry

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66 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm going to get roasted. Is it a security risk or something in landscape, Like if two thumbs are involved, one may spill the beans Snowden style? Why isn't this part of the package?

2. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree with you... apps like that should have a landscape mode since birth... I wish Instagram also had landscape mode, I like mirroring my phone to my TV and would love to take advantage of the whole display

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're not gonna get roasted, AfterShock. It's a legit question. I'm just glad BlackBerry is taking the time to add missing features as well as new ones to an already great messaging client.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Right on. Any new hardware that you are aware of coming up this or next quarter?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

From BlackBerry? There are RUMORS of a handset codenamed "BlackBerry Visa" that also features a physical keyboard, but is shaped more along the lines of the traditional touchscreen handsets of today. There is hope that this handset will be released at the end of Q2 2015. http://www.blackberryos.com/content/blackberry-visa-renders-expected-specifications-7753/

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Another new style? Interesting... Staying with tap friendly biz crowd. I'm hoping to see another portrait ala flagship with current gear. Like wp, their fans are being held down from giving them bigger money I'm feeling. If you catch my drift there? My grammars is bads ens I tryes to meke it best I could. Bit summatyme is still no greats.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No worries. I understand what you're saying. As of now, BlackBerry's main focus is enterprise. Once they get sales up, they will make more handsets geared towards the consumer market.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'll drive over an scoop one once they are ready. Well, maybe I'll wait til they ship them. I wanted one pretty badly back in WinMob days but didn't have bes to utilize it so a Treo 650 made do. Had the X model too, Palm was great. Looking forward to slick OS like that but need some jam for browser an gaming that you can port in.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A question that's legitimate doesn't warrant roasting.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I said that, basically.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Uh congratulations?

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Save it.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you save it.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Meh...such a witty retort.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meh...such a lame comeback.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the lame.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Says the salty one.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Would you like a cookie for your effort?

15. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Would you like a new bridge for yours?

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be a jock rider.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

One could say the same about you, repeating what I already had said.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

. Maybe you should just get over yourself.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Maybe you should learn a new word. "Salty" is so played now.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe you should learn a new hobby. Picking fights you can't win is so played now.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Picking fights? Get real, little boy. This is hardly a fight. A fight with me is something you never could win. This is just some back and forth stuff on a tech site. And you can't win that, either.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"A fight with me is something you never could win." Ooh a tough guy. Lol Mr. Keyboard Warrior. A back and forth stuff that is pretty pathetic. You really have nothing else to occupy your time with.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I am merely speaking FACTS. And I could say the same for you, since you keep responding. "Mr. Keyboard Warrior." Says the guy who hides behind his keyboard and calls people "twit" all of the time. If the back and forth is so pathetic, then stop responding. It's that simple.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't hide behind anything. Want me to stop responding? Easy don't pick fights you can't finish nor win you twit.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can always tell those who lack intelligence. They always resort to name calling when losing. Kinda like you. I always finish. Unlike you. I also always win against you. And yeah, you hide a whole lot. Go on. Scurry back under your bridge. I don't care whether you stop or not. I'm an "all-night" kinda guy, anyway.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You must not have anything going for you if "winning" a piss fight is your biggest accomplishment. Lol that's really lame. I'm pretty sure you're going to use a no you response.

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