BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 leaks, works for Berry OS 4.5 to 5.1

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 leaks, works for Berry OS 4.5 to 5.1
It was around the middle of June when we reported on the new BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 that includes a barcode scan to add contacts to your BlackBerry. Well, the new Messenger has been leaked and apparently works on BB OS 4.5 through 5.1. And guess what? It will even work on the touchscreen Storm. You can pick up the app by clicking on the source link below.

In the meantime, to get you pumped up, let's recap some of the new features of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0. You can use the camera or a saved picture to create an avatar which will displayed on your handset and also  next to your name on your buddy's phone. If you don't always want your pals to know where you are, you can change settings to give your friends your location all the time, only upon request, or never. A proximity sensor will tell you how close you are to your friends, assuming of course, that both Berry's were set to share location. Messenger contacts can be placed directly on the home screen. And of course, there is that ultra-cool bar code feature. Say you want to add someone's PIN info, but you're too lazy/tired to write it down. Ask him or her to press the "send bar code" option and a bar code appears on your device. The camera on your 'Berry scans the code and Bingo! A new contact is added to your phone. And no, it won't scan that box of cereal at the supermarket.

If you decide to download the leaked Messenger 5.0 on your BlackBerry, let us know how it is working for your handset.

source: BlackBerryOS via BGR

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