We have seen and heard a lot of new and great things coming from RIM, but this for me takes the cake! With BBM is one of the main reasons I have stuck by BlackBerry all these years as everyone around me passed by with new devices (not refresh devices) and awesome apps (Angry Birds). BBM for me is like having a great friend by your side 24/7 lol addicted yes! Well enough said about me let’s get started. We have gotten our hands on some leaked specs on the new BlackBerry Messenger 6 and let me say this SWEET!!
Some of the features of BBM 6 so far include:
- The ability to play games and use your BBM user name as your gamer name
- Cross chats between users over BBM (and it looks like you and the other parties playing don’t have to be on each other friends list)
- Also, when we complete tasks on these new games our status will change to show what task we completed (sounds like its similar to the “show what I am listening to tab” and will probably have an option to share with your BBM contacts or hide it from your contacts)
- It also seems like on BBM6, BBM groups will be able to handle more members
- The new BBM6 will be supported on all devices running OS 5+ (at least for now)
- Looks like a mobile game developer company by the name of “Gamemachi” is working on game(s) for this new BBM6 platform. I wonder who else will be joining them?
This is huge news for RIM and us as we await BBOS 6.1 and all of its new features. I would think we will hear more on BBM 6 at BlackBerry World in Orlando Flordia this May. It would be great to see BBM 6 leaked or in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Don’t you think so?