BBM update rolling out today for Android users

BlackBerry has just started rolling out an update for BBM for Android that address issues with emoticons in status updates, web links & more. As you can see in the image below I have already received the update notice to my Galaxy Note 3. So if you are having om issues check Google Play for […]

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What is a custom BBM PIN worth to you?

BlackBerry has been working on several different was on how to monetize BBM. A couple of ways that will accomplish this is the use of sponsored ads within BBM, as well as the BBM Store were you can purchase stickers and such to be used with BBM. In a recent survey that was sent out […]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen to speak at Montgomery Technology Conference Keynote

The Montgomery Technology Conference… ok yes,  it was re-branded “Oasis: The Montgomery Summit” in 2013 but bad habits and all. So, Just What IS Oasis: The Montgomery Summit… Well large yet emerging and upcoming private companies in multiple fields would be present… be that social, analytic and mobile (to name a few) would want to […]

SuperTube for Youtube Receives yet another update: More awesome goodies!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s SuperTube! I’ve had this app since release, I toyed with the free version for a while and decided to go Pro … I find this is my go to app every single time and since there is no native app for YouTube available on BlackBerry the […]

BBM updated for BlackBerry 10 now in the Beta Zone

BlackBerry has just started rolling out a huge limited beta update for BlackBerry Messenger. This update brings a ton of goodies to BBM including the 6MB to 16MB file transfer! This is the first time BlackBerry has ever upped the file size to send and received files over BBM. This update is currently in a […]

The truth about advertising and BBM

Last week, I posted about new BBM features that we are beta testing, including Stickers and the BBM Shop. The response has been really good and we’re continuing to drive toward our global launch, so all of our users can have some fun with these. More recently we’ve started to push sponsored content to some […]

BBM is getting ads

Well if you have been wondering how BlackBerry was going to make BBM profitable, you do not have to wonder any longer. BlackBerry has already announced the BBM shop, now BlackBerry is adding ad revenue to BBM. According to the latest Android BBM beta we will be seeing two types of ads: As sponsored invites […]

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg holding a chat on BBM Channels

Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg os hosting a Q&A session on their BBM Channel! This Q&A session will take place on Thursday, March 6th 2014 at 2:15pm GMT (9:15am EST). This chat is just in time before the 2014 season is set to take off. You can get in on the action by […]

What should we expect in the next release of BBM?

Just the other day we let you know that BlackBerry was planning on increasing the limit to transfer file from 6MB to something more. Well in a very recent article from Inside BlackBerry Jeff Gadway the head of product and brand marketing for BBM informed us that this file size increase was to 16MB. In […]

The future of BBM

John Sims is in charge of BBM and is objective is two things. Grow BBM and make money. Clearly, in the longer term, we have to monetize that investment in BBM,” said Sims. “One of the important dimensions for monetizing BBM is the enterprise. What we were hearing from enterprise customers was that they like […]

BBM’s 6MB file transfer size to get an increase

One of the most painful things we encounter as BBM users is the file transfer limit. This limit is set to only 6MB, so anything over 6MB will not be sent. This file limit is currently being addressed by BlackBerry and the BBM team. Jeff Gadway sent out the following tweet: Hey @Bla1ze @thelink74 happy […]

BlackBerry is working to make BBM a mobile payment platform to send & receive money

BlackBerry is exploring the option to use BBM as another way to send and receive money. In an recent article from re/code, BlackBerry enterprise unit president John Sim “We’re meeting with partners and we are exploring the market,” “Money movement is an important thing.” Now we have heard about this before thanks to BBM Money, […]

WhatsApp to bring voice to their app this year!

In an interesting , but not far fetched move WhatsApp will be bringing voice to their popular messaging application. This coming from WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. The move will put WhatsApp close to BlackBerry’s BBM client. You know what they say imitation is the best form of flattery there is. The voice feature will also […]

Nokia Welcomes Android Developers; Expands Global Developer Footprint

Barcelona, Spain – 24 February 2014 – Today at Mobile World Congress, Nokia unveiled five new affordable handsets including a new family of smartphones debuting on the Nokia X software platform. Based on the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP), and backed by Nokia’s deep ties with operators, the Nokia X platform gives Android developers the […]

BlackBerry Announces BBM for Windows Phone and Nokia X Platforms

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that BBM™ will be made available to Windows Phone and Nokia X customers in the coming months. BBM is a premier mobile messaging platform that offers best-in-class collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice […]

iPhone goto fail; One line of code causes unknown amount of problems

Calling Nelson Muntz, Calling Nelson Muntz: Not so long ago the U.S Air Force announced that they decided to switch their devices from BlackBerry to iOS and Android. On Feb 21st an update was pushed out by Apple and several users found something interesting suggesting something went wrong with SSL/TLS in iOS but there was […]

Your BlackBerry Days Are Done, Alicia Keys I hardly Knew Ya

I have been putting off writing this for a while to give benefit of a doubt and in vain hope but after hunting around on Google since the news came out that BlackBerry would be letting their Creative Director Alicia Keys go… I have been struggling to find anything positive about her term… What is […]

BBM to get STICKERS!!! Already in the BBM Beta for Android

BlackBerry has just announce that they are bringing stickers to BBM similar to WhatsApp. These stickers will be available to purchase in the coming soon BBM Store. This new feature has already shown up in the latest BBM beta update . Check out what Inside BlackBerry had to say about it: Hot on the heels […]

BlackBerry Wins ESEAward 2014

2014 seems to be a good year so far and to add to the trophy cabinet: BlackBerry Indonesia received the Excellent Service Experience Award (ESEAward) 2014 for the category “Handset of the Year”… that’s 2 years in a row! The ESEAward is essentially Service Quality and Customer Management consultancy Carre CSSL (Carre Center for Customer […]

Rogers Next – In line to roll out early upgrades

Being in the UK and coincidentally on the O2 network I happened to come across an Early Upgrade (O2 Refresh) option 7 months into my new contract… it is an intriguing offer, to essentially trade in my handset for a decent price whenever I want to upgrade. Since then it seems other companies have seen […]