03/06/2014, Unless you’re constantly giving out your BBM PIN to people you meet, chances are you will have to go through the BBM menu to find the PIN (or the QR code) to give it to someone who is trying to add you. It also doesn’t help that the BBM PINs are a string of letters and numbers, making it a pretty tricky thing to try and remember. That being said, […]
03/05/2014, For those unfamiliar with BBM Channels, you could almost think of them as being somewhat similar to Facebook Pages, where individuals or companies can setup Channels that BBM users can subscribe to. Given BBM’s userbase, that’s a lot of potential users that companies could get access to and keep up to date via Channel Updates and more. So with the release of BBM for iOS and Android, has this impacted […]
03/05/2014, As we reported the other day, BlackBerry appeared to be testing a beta for their BBM Android app that would introduce ads into the messaging service. Based on the description, it sounded like the ads weren’t intrusive as they would appear as Channel Updates. This is versus more intrusive ads found in free games and apps where banners might appear at the top of the app or have a full […]
03/03/2014, When BlackBerry announced that BBM would be making its way onto multiple platforms, such as iOS and Android (and Windows Phone later on), many were wondering how BlackBerry would be able to make money from the service. After all the service used to come bundled with BlackBerry phones as an exclusive in the past, but now that it’s free for other platforms, how will BlackBerry make money? Well for starters […]
03/02/2014, BBM or BlackBerry Messenger has been in the news quite a lot recently. Ever since it was opened up to Android and iOS last year, the messaging service has added millions of new users as well a handful of new features. Only recently BBM v2.0 was released which brought location sharing and more. The company has now detailed what the next major update is going to bring, users can once […]
02/28/2014, BlackBerry’s once proprietary BBM service has been pretty successful as an app in recent memory, where over 50 million new registrations were achieved from both iPhone and Android stables within the first three months of multi-platform availability. Well, it seems that the BBM app will also be making its way to the Nokia X and Windows Phone platforms that will further grow this exciting user base.
02/28/2014, BBM for desktop? Now where have we heard that before? Our readers might recall that it was only a few days ago that BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, expressed the company’s interest in potentially moving BBM beyond handsets. This has led to speculation that BlackBerry could be thinking about moving BBM onto desktops. This is actually not the first time the concept has been proposed, but unfortunately BBM chief, John Sims, […]
02/25/2014, BBM one of the services of BlackBerry that is extremely popular. Before its release on iOS and Android, it was only available exclusively on BlackBerry which prompted some phone buyers to purchase a BlackBerry just for that feature. However what is the future of BBM? Will it forever remain as a mobile messaging service, or will we see it evolve?
02/25/2014, In an interview with CNBC earlier today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen remarked that he would sell BlackBerry Messenger if someone came to him with a $19 billion offer, he’d “definitely sell,” and “recommend the board to take it.” Before people start flaming him out, its not that Chen was touting some absurd valuation of BBM which we all know isn’t worth $19 billion, BlackBerry’s entire market cap sits just above […]
02/25/2014, BlackBerry’s ship has been in troubled waters for the past few years now, and the waters don’t appear to be calming down any time soon. One of the company’s divisions that’s not bleeding money like devices and hardware is BlackBerry Messenger, which has actually experience some growth after it was opened up to Android and iOS last year. The company continues to add more features across all platforms and has […]
02/23/2014, [MWC 2014] Here we are at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and Stephen Elop has taken to the stage by touting just how well Windows Phone as a mobile operating system has done for itself over the years, where we are now at a point in time when Windows Phone holds 10% of the mobile operating system market, with an interesting snippet that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the […]
02/21/2014, Stickers are a fun way to communicate with your friends when you use apps like LINE and Facebook Messenger, and now it looks like BBM wants to get in on the sticker fun as well as the company has recently announced that stickers will soon be arriving for the messaging platform. As it stands the stickers are currently in a limited beta and there’s no telling when it will be […]
02/18/2014, Back in January, we had heard that BBM could soon be making its way onto older Android devices still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Towards the end of the month, we heard that its release would be soon and sure enough soon is correct as BlackBerry has officially released a new build of BBM that would target Android users still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, so if you’re still holding onto […]
02/13/2014, Last year BlackBerry Messenger was finally opened up to iOS and Android. When the app was launched, it didn’t come with all of the features that were exclusive to BBM on BlackBerry smartphones, features such as voice calling and BBM Channels. Back then the company said that it was working on quite a few features that would be rolled out as BBM 2.0 in 2014. It has delivered on its […]