BBM for Gingerbread powered Android users is now available

BBM for Gingerbread powered Android users is now available
Late last month, BlackBerry announced that it would offer its popular messaging service, BBM, to those Android users still using a device powered by Android 2.3.x. That update is now available in the Google Play Store. As BlackBerry wryly pointed out in its announcement, 21% of Android users are using Gingerbread, which means it adds a large number of new users for current BBM members to connect to.

The recent update to BBM added some new features to the application. Right now, BBM users can send messages to other BBM subscribers, make free phone calls to other members anywhere on the globe, and engage in discussions on BlackBerry Channels. You can even share pictures, files and voice notes to other members. Eventually, BlackBerry Video will allow you to have video chats with other BBM users.

One of the cool new features available for BBM users is Glympse. This allows you to set a period of time during which your location can be discovered by selected members. Once the time period that you've selected is up, you are invisible once again

BBM is available for iOS, Android, and of course, BlackBerry. For now, Windows Phone is the odd OS out.


source: BBM, BlackBerry via BerryReview

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6 Comments

1. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Gingerbread gives me nostalgia.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Finally I can chat with my younger sister who is stuck at Gingerbread through BBM

3. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why cant gingerbread just die , its a unpolished laggy outdated POS ! I flashed my GS1 to jellybean

4. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Nice but original bbm on my BlackBerry z30 still not working properly. Still can't make voice and video calls as BlackBerry promised even after new update. I like new BlackBerry OS but their support us veery poor as they did not answer to any of my emails

6. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Un-install BBM and then re-install BBM.

5. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

Go Chen I am rooting for you all the way.....

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