BBM for Android and BBM for iOS now available from the App Store and Google Play Store
posted by Alan F. / Oct 21, 2013, 3:15 PM
Not only will you know if some one you are corresponding with is writing you a response, you can even tell if a message you wrote has been delivered and read. BBM is open 24/7/365 so there is no need to open the app. And the famous BlackBerry PIN system means that your phone number or email address do not have to be given away.
Right now, BBM allows you to chat with up to 30 users at a time and you can share documents, voice notes, files, photos and more. Eventually, BBM Video Chat and Screen Sharing will be available with an update down the road.
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21 October BlackBerry releases BBM how-to videos for iOS and Android Ok, you've gone ahead and downloaded BBM on your phone; now what? Thanks to a series of videos released today by BlackBerry, you will see step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and create a group, know when a message you've sent has been read, setting up a multi-person chat, how to set up a contacts list using PINs, how to share pictures, and more...
Now reading21 October BBM for Android and BBM for iOS now available from the App Store and Google Play Store For those who don't feel like going to BBM.com and registering your email address before getting the OK from BlackBerry to run BBM, the long awaited messaging app is now available from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store; those who only know of BlackBerry from reading about the company's problems, or from doing a quick once-over of a BlackBerry model at a phone store, will be surprised at how much thought the Canadian based OEM put in BBM in the first place...
21 October BBM for Android and BBM for iOS to be released today About a month after the first attempt failed, BlackBerry is planning on trying once again to get BBM for iOS and BBM for Android available for users of those two platforms, on Monday, BlackBerry crowed about the 1.1 million Android users that installed an unreleased version of the app back in September. It was that unofficial version, along with a number of bogus BBM apps put up in the Google Play Store, that made BlackBerry's task too difficult to complete at the time... Meanwhile, more than 1 million Apple iPhone users have sideloaded BBM on their phone.
15 October BlackBerry CMO says BBM for Android and BBM for iOS is just days away Here is some great news for Android and iOS owners who have been waiting for a few weeks for another shot at installing BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben said on Monday that he expects BBM for iOS and BBM for Android to both be available "within days"; the social messaging application, which previously had been made available to BlackBerry users only, allows for group chats with as many as 30 people at one time...
3 October BBM beta testing starts again with new version of the app Stop us if you've heard this before. BBM for Android is undergoing a beta test; actually, after the failed attempt to push out its fabled messaging service to Android users two weekends ago, the Canadian manufacturer is starting again with some changes. Those testing the app talk of a new 'Welcome screen' that explains app notifications and the constant notifications in the status bar can be disabled...
Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009
Haven't really used BBM. Serious question. What makes it that much better then Hangouts?
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:22 PM 0
Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Deliver & Read receipt Secure form of communication No phone number required Hangouts generally sucks
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:46 PM 7
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
Too little, too late. I used to hear from BB users going on and on about how great BBM was, but they've long since moved on to iPhones and Galaxys.
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:30 PM 1
Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012
Installed it and set it up, but can't do anything till any of my friends install it. If they even bother because of all the other options already available.
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:32 PM 1
Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013
does it required wifi connection all the time to send msg?????
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:33 PM 0
not at all! it will be using pigeons to send and receive the messages... isn't that nice?
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 3:37 PM 13
Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010
download it and it says its servers all full, i have to wait till they email me when there's a spot... -___-.. geez
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 6:04 PM 0
Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013
Finally... Will you be allowed to chat with BB owners? Or just with people that downloaded it in the same way as you did?
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 9:02 PM 0
Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013
What makes it better then WhatsApp for example?
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 10:30 PM 0
Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013
It's just the same messenger like the others, but I still installed it anyway... why? because most of my colleague in my country still uses blackberry phones and BBM, they won't give up the phone and BBM because they also still have a lot of their colleague using blackberry and BBM...
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 11:34 PM 0
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