Voice and video calling coming to BBM for iOS and BBM for Android within months
posted by Alan F. / Oct 27, 2013, 11:03 PM
The Morning Edition, Bocking said that this will be the way for BlackBerry to make money off of BBM. Calling Channels a "social engagement platform within BBM," the executive says that it spreads the "BBM experience to brands, artists, businesses and communities, you will now be able to connect with individuals and groups in real time."
CBC says that BBM Channels will launch soon, although the service might remain in beta for some time. Speaking of BBM, Bocking says that "We continue to plan to evolve the service and keep making it more engaging and have more reasons why people will come back to use the service." With BlackBerry looking to monetize Channels as a way to profit from BBM, we could be looking at a new BlackBerry, more software oriented with a focus away from handsets.
source: BlackBerry, @andreabellmare via MobileSyrup
Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 29, 2012
Lol who uses bbm anymore ?? Jk
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 11:11 PM 2
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Is your question for real or your just kidding? Close to 100 million people that's who.
posted on Oct 28, 2013, 2:36 AM 3
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It would be nice to have BBM on Windows Phone...
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 11:35 PM 3
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I don't get the delays, only makes other IM apps harder to challenge. This will keep them mediocre as usual. My hang outs update will be here within a week, and that's going to hit 80% roughly of smartphone users. BBM, thanks for coming out.
posted on Oct 28, 2013, 7:56 AM 0
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Because BBM uses pins and not your phone number (so you don't have to disclose your phone number), thus making it much more secure and the app is super smooth. BBM was the first messaging app and is still the best.
posted on Oct 28, 2013, 9:31 AM 0
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BBM just removed the ability to send a PICTURE to group messages.... I have ZERO faith they will have video calling HAHAHAAHAHA. LAME LAME LAME. I actually was rooting for BBM until the most recent update when instead of fixing BBM crashing when sending a PIC to a group message they just REMOVED the feature! Are you kidding me?!
posted on Oct 28, 2013, 11:36 AM 0
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