BBM to be pre-installed on certain Android devices

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 26, 2013) - BBM™ will soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android™-based smartphones from leading OEMs across Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the Middle East. Beginning next month, Android smartphones from Be, Brightstar, Celkon, EVERCOSS, IMO, Micromax, Mito, Snexian, Spice, TECNO, TiPhone and Zen will include BBM preinstalled. In addition, […]

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BBM Channels to roll out to BBOS 5 and up starting today at 3PM EST

Today BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities, will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World. BlackBerry users can simply update to the newest version of BBM to have access to the BBM Channels beta when it becomes […]

BBM Money Added to BlackBerry 10

Add more application to its portfolio BlackBerry 10 application are becoming more and more frequent and BlackBerry Messenger Money isn’t one that will be overlooked. BBM Money along with the BlackBerry Z30 will be rolling out very soon in Indonesia.  Since the launch of BBM Money, more than 60,000 people have joined, which has exceeded […]

BlackBerry In Talks with India to Offer Phone and Data Deals

It is no secret that BlackBerry has strong support in India and now the Economic Times is reporting that BlackBerry is now in talks with telecom services to bring data services and bundled with BlackBerry devices at a better rate and financial price point to outweigh its competitions in that area. BlackBerry managing director Sunil Lalvani, stated “We are actively talking […]

Love BBM? Create The Next Set of Awesome #BBM Emoticons?

If your have ever used a BlackBerry device at some point you have used BBM and now with iOS and Android members on #TeamBlackBerry you can create the next set of BBM Icons! Want to help us create the next set of awesome #BBM Emoticons? We’re looking for ideas from YOU, our biggest Fans! Here’s […]

BBM for Android and iPhone Updated

BlackBerry is on a roll today with the release of BBM for the WiFi only iPad and now updates to BBM for both iOS and Android devices. Thanks to the BlackBerry HelpBlog for publishing the full change logs below! BBM for Android  Support for BBM Contact Categories BBM Group List sorting and filtering improvements More […]

BBM headed to the WiFi-only iPad ‘within 24 hours’

Over the last couple of weeks BlackBerry has been experiencing tremendous success with the cross-platform launch of BBM. At last check BBM for iOS and Android had been downloaded well over 20 million times. As people on iOS and Android wait on features like BBM Video and channels, BlackBerry assures us that those missing features […]

Study Shows BBM Cross Platform Is Gaining in User Engagement Time

  Mobidia did an independent study of engagement metrics for users on BBM cross platform. From what I understand this engagement data is from Android users and is way ahead of what competitors are seeing. They found that in the week of October 20th BBM’s engagement time was 40 minutes in the United States. This […]

Lewis Hamilton Stops in BlackBerry at the Dubai Mall

Mobile LinkMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team driver Lewis Hamilton celebrated that BBM is now available for free on iPhone and Android, by using BBM to connect with excited fans when he visited the Dubai Mall ahead of the 2013 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  Lewis answered questions and shared comments that […]

In the UK? Check out O2 Tracks for BlackBerry 10

A good friend and long time reader @Jaysus858 sent me some information on a new application that is available to BlackBerry users in the UK. He let me know about O2 Tracks for BlackBerry, O2 Tracks reminds us of BBM Music with its subscription based fees. If you’re an O2 customer it’s free for 8 […]

The Cross Platform Messaging War Wages On, WhatsApp vs BBM Continue Bashing One Another

Since BBM launched for all, there has been back and forth banter between WhatsApp and BBM fans. More specifically the Facebook WhatsApp page is a fan page and doesn’t belong to WhatsApp. But the fans are raging hard against BBM anyway. They used Batman to get their point across, suggesting that BlackBerry is “dead.” And […]

Get All The BBM Emoticons On Your Iphone Or Android BBM

BlackBerry users already know about all the available emoticons or special characters for BBM. The BBM for all that was launched for the Iphone and Android does not have the whole set. There are a number of them missing. The guide below seems to fill the gap of the missing ones. Read on for instructions […]

BBM Channels Updated to v10.2.20.68 in the Beta Zone – BB 10.2 Users get black theme!!

BlackBerry has released an update to BBM Channels in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This update brings the version number to v10.2.20.68. You can download the update OTA by using the BlackBerry 10 Beta Zone application or by heading over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone Website. Spread the word out about BBM on iPhone and Android […]

Don’t Like The BBM Action Bar? Here’s How To Get Rid Of It

For those on Android and Iphone who are still getting used to BBM may not know how to get rid of that pesky BBM action bar. Why is it such a problem? It takes up quite a bit of screen real estate. On the home page of BBM, it shows your contacts on the left. […]

Don’t Worry Ads For BBM Are Only Going To Be On BBM Channels

And not all throughout BBM like BGR says. Some people… err sites are hell bent on making BlackBerry sound bad. Or maybe they just assume the worst, or perhaps they just misunderstood. Well we are here to dispel the rumors about BBM going full on advertising, because it is not. Nope. Only the BBM Channels […]

Check out the #BBM4ALL van in the UK!

The BBM team in the UK have taking to the streets to spread the love for BBM! They are using a very decked out van with BBM symbols all over it! It is a great opputunity to learn more about BBM and to spread the word about BBM going cross platform. The image below come […]

BBM Community Grows to More Than 80 Million Active Users Across BlackBerry, Android and iPhone Devices Globally

Waterloo, ON – After the amazing launch of BBM™ on Android® and iPhone® devices, with more than 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours, BBM has now ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users*, including over 20 million new users on Android and iPhone devices. During its first week, […]

BBM Channels to leave beta soon! – BBM Video and Voice calling headed to iOS and Android in a few months

As if we did not know this was coming… BBM will be leaving the beta stage shortly and video and voice calling will be coming to iOS and Android “within months”, this according to Andrew Bocking, EVP of BBM at BlackBerry. Mr. Bocking was on CBC’s The Morning Edition when he stated“we have other ideas […]

Video shows BBM for Android Modification – Run two BBM accounts at the same time!

With the launch of BBM for both Android and iOS more and more people are joining the in on the fun that is BlackBerry Messenger. As the founder of NerdBerry I use multiple devices all the time from smartphones to tablets, over the years I have had about three BBID’s or BlackBerry ID’s in my […]

BBM for Android, Updated and Adds a Few more Devices

BBM for Android has been updated with it comes a few additional devices and some bug and performance enhancements; Bug fixes and performance enhancements Support for additional Android devices Download BBM for Android from Play Store