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BBM on Android leaked screenshot

10/03/2011, A while back, RIM made a statement claiming that they had no plans of bringing their BBM service over to other platforms (although there were rumors that suggested otherwise). At that time it was understandable given that BBM was one of the features that...

South Africa wants to access BBM too

09/07/2011, RIM can’t seem to catch a break whenever it comes to issues of its customers’ privacy. The company has gotten into trouble with multiple governments before over its unwillingness to give up the privacy of BlackBerry users that make use of BBM...

BBM Music given an official first look

08/29/2011, Can’t wait for BBM Music to arrive? Well, over at the official BlackBerry Blog, they recently gave an in-depth preview of the upcoming social music service, and revealed more about it. In case you missed our announcement of BBM Music last week, BBM...

Fixmo Messenger Beta brings BBM to your desktop

05/10/2011, Are you a BlackBerry Messenger addict? Are you constantly on BBM no matter where you are, even when you’re at home? When you’re back at home, don’t you wish you had the ability to chat on BBM using your computer instead of typing away on...

BlackBerry Social Platform goes public

03/15/2011, RIM has officially announced the public beta release of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Social Platform. BB developers can now make use of the massive BBM user base (28 million+ users) for their upcoming apps and projects. The BBM Social Platform will give...

India Calls Off BlackBerry Ban

11/01/2010, BlackBerry users over in India have been sweating over the outcome of the discussions between RIM and the Indian government and now India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that there is an interim agreement in place which allows BlackBerry...

Will BlackBerry Messenger Get Video Calling?

09/27/2010, With Apple’s introduction of FaceTime video chatting on its iPhone 4, video chatting seems to be in vogue again. You might have noticed that RIM’s freshly-announced PlayBook tablet features front and back cameras, which had led to speculation...

Saudi Arabia sets deadline for BlackBerry messenger

08/03/2010, RIM isn’t having it too good at all in the Middle East, with UAE already banning the BlackBerry unless it complies to the country’s security and privacy laws, and now Saudi Arabia is following suit by calling on telecoms firms in the country...

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.5 now out in beta

04/06/2010, BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.5 is now available in a beta version, where most of the changes seem to be in the back end since users will hardly notice anything visually. Initial impressions are mixed, some folks claim that there is no option to adjust how...

RIM Issues Statement Over Service Outage

12/23/2009, Here’s something that you might not have expected. According to a statement issued by RIM, it seems that the recent BlackBerry outages might be caused by the recent versions of BlackBerry Messenger. Versions 5.0.0.55 and 5.0.0.56 of BlackBerry...

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 now available

10/08/2009, Good news – BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 is now available, being one of the biggest updates to the program to date, boasting improved features including avatars that can be populated from your Contacts if desired, Group functions to enable multiple...

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 supports 2D barcodes

07/21/2009, 2D barcodes (also known as QR Code in Japan) are barcodes that can store a relatively large quantity of text (4096 characters or so). They can be used for anything: business cards, web URLs and so on… the video in the full post shows that the...

BlackBerry Messenger To Arrive With OS 5.0

06/18/2009, Looks like the long awaited BlackBerry Messenger will be included as a staple in all BlackBerry devices that will receive the OS 5.0 treatment. This new version of the popular program will feature avatar support, GPS integration with proximity sensing,...