BBM beta update for BlackBerry 10 users brings a new way to add contacts

BBM beta update for BlackBerry 10 users brings a new way to add contacts
With BBM open to iOS, Android and very soon to Windows Phone users, it is easy to forget that the messaging app was originally designed for BlackBerry users only. So it almost seems strange to report that a beta update to BBM is now available for BlackBerry 10 users. There is a change in the way that contacts can be added, which seems to be the major change with this update.

From a new "Add Contact" screen on BBM, BlackBerry 10 users can run their fingers down a list of recommended names to add to their BBM contacts list. Or, users can send an invitation to the e-mail address of a potential BBM contact. By the way, there is something to consider. Updating to this beta version of BBM could cost you your existing chats, so keep that in mind.

Lastly, while you might have seen all of the hype about the BlackBerry Passport, it seems that the BlackBerry Classic is also being internally tested by the company. Formerly known as the BlackBerry Q20, this looks like a bigger version of the BlackBerry Q10, featuring the traditional physical BlackBerry QWERTY. The Classic part of the phone's name comes from the inclusion of the old-school touchpad and function keys. We know that the BlackBerry Classic is being tested, because of some known issues that the phone is having with the beta update of BBM.

source: Crackberry

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12 Comments

1. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

(cricket) no comment on BB post? I guess everyone were bored with bb topic.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trolling again? Smh...

5. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Haters gonna hate.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

BlackBerry is not popular and one leg dead that's why comment section below BlackBerry news and articles is so poor.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still going on with your lies and propaganda? The comments section of the BlackBerry articles on PA often have more than 30 comments. Some recent ones have had more than 70, even 128 comments all on BlackBerry articles. With that in mind, how could you BLATANTLY lie and post such BS? BlackBerry articles must be popular enough, because lately they have drawn you to every last one of them. Your obsession with BlackBerry is showing....

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And yet trolls like you and WackyWahu manage to troll on every BlackBerry article that gets posted.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry just keeps on adding new features to BBM that users keep requesting, making it better better. Keep up the great work, BlackBerry!

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They do indeed, but they need to expedite these updates. Its still far ahead of Windows Phone, though.

6. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

A lot of great articles about BB out there, but this is the one that gets posted on PA?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed! I see plenty of GREAT articles around the web about BlackBerry. There are articles about the Passport and it's capabilities, articles about consumer and media interest in the Passport, articles about BlackBerry's forward and upward march as related to BES and MDM, articles about how other tech sites are changing their views about BlackBerry for the positive, articles about how IT officers in different companies no longer want to use any other device except BlackBerry, BlackBerry as it relates to the Internet of Things, BlackBerry's Project Ion....the list goes on. And yet, PA puts out articles about BlackBerry that are "meh" at best....Smh....

11. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Maybe they don't post the better articles because it would stop the trolling?

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's exactly what I have been thinking, ablopez. If PA posted articles about all of the positives going on for BlackBerry, and there are many, then there wouldn't be any "click bait" here on PA. It seems to often that western media all wants to fit into the "me too" strategy, with a few exceptions. PA will most likely be one of the last holdouts for reporting consistently positive news about BlackBerry. If uber-BlackBerry-troll-central BGR can report positive news about BlackBerry(they recently have, I was FLABBERGASTED), then surely PA can.

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