1. meashishnd's Avatar
    BlackBerry has announced that Voice, Channels, easier sharing, and new emoticons are coming to BBM for iPhone and Android.

    Weve been working on some new ways to make it faster and easier to share with your BBM contacts. Whether its talking with BBM Voice, connecting over a BBM Channel, sending a quick photo, or even sharing your location, theres more to BBM than just chatting.

    Here are the new features coming to the BBM app:
    1. BBM Voice for iPhone and Android
    Free voice calls to any BBM contact anywhere in the world! Just another way that BBM helps to bring you together with people when you cant be there in person without having to pay long distance charges.
    BlackBerry Announces Voice, Channels, Easier Sharing, New Emoticons Are Coming to BBM App-158407.png

    2. BBM Channels for iPhone and Android
    BBM Channels are a great way to join conversations happening with the BBM community beyond your contact list. By creating your own channel you can start conversations sparked by your thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a BBM channel lets you join conversations with others who share your interests.
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    3. Faster and easier sharing from photos to voice notes, your location and more
    BBM chats happen fast so fast its like youre there in the same room. Now you can share just about anything with that same speed. Share photos in a snap, send a voice note with just one touch and more. And get this, you can even share your location, live, for a limited time with any contact you choose. When the timer runs out your location is private again. Perfect for when youre meeting up with friends, stuck in traffic or lost at a concert.
    BlackBerry Announces Voice, Channels, Easier Sharing, New Emoticons Are Coming to BBM App-158413.png

    4. Lots of new emoticons
    Weve got loads of new emoticons to help you make your point. 100 new emoticons in all!
    Next up for BBM... - YouTube
    12-20-2013 08:11 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    But did they announce when it's to be released? Until they do, it's rather meaningless....
    12-20-2013 08:15 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm still using my Blackberry Z10 for BBM and those phone calls from people I don't want to have my main number....SMILE (until the contract runs out anyways)
    12-20-2013 09:32 AM
  4. meashishnd's Avatar
    BlackBerry Announces Over 40 Million New Users of BBM for iOS and Android

    lackBerry has announced that it has registered over 40 million new users of BBM via its recently launched app for iOS and Android. The news was a highlight in its recent earnings release that reported a loss of $4.4 billion in the third quarter.

    Over 40 million newly registered iOS/Android users in the last 60 days; more than a
    dozen Android OEMs to preload BBM, including most recently LG; over 250,000 BBM Channels created by global user base since launch of BBM Channels on BlackBerry, including large brands such as Coke Indonesia and USA Today; BBM is the most secure mobile messaging service for use in regulated enterprises.

    BlackBerry also announced numerous new features that coming to the app in 2014.
    12-20-2013 11:14 PM
  5. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    So is bbm gonna have video chat?
    12-20-2013 11:15 PM
  6. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    So is bbm gonna have video chat?
    I read through the announcement a few times, and it doesn't sound like it'll have video chat in the upcoming release.

    But did they announce when it's to be released? Until they do, it's rather meaningless....
    I hate that about BlackBerry..."coming soon" has become somewhat of a running joke with them the last couple of years.
    12-21-2013 01:03 AM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    Looks like everything but video chat is in the upcoming release
    01-03-2014 02:24 PM
  8. melbsteve's Avatar
    I read through the announcement a few times, and it doesn't sound like it'll have video chat in the upcoming release.


    I hate that about BlackBerry..."coming soon" has become somewhat of a running joke with them the last couple of years.
    well the bbm guy in the mobile nations interview explains it's going to be 'very very soon'... if that's any indication
    01-06-2014 02:50 PM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    Revisiting this thread, I'm hoping for a release by Saturday. I think it'd be great if they could get BBM 2.0 out by the SuperBowl and possibly run a short ad campaign to hype it up.
    01-28-2014 10:51 AM
  10. sanibel's Avatar
    well the bbm guy in the mobile nations interview explains it's going to be 'very very soon'... if that's any indication
    Very very soon = within the next 5 years... Isn't that's how Blackberry became Deadberry?
    01-28-2014 03:42 PM
  11. acadia11's Avatar
    BlackBerry Announces Over 40 Million New Users of BBM for iOS and Android

    lackBerry has announced that it has registered over 40 million new users of BBM via its recently launched app for iOS and Android. The news was a highlight in its recent earnings release that reported a loss of $4.4 billion in the third quarter.

    Over 40 million newly registered iOS/Android users in the last 60 days; more than a
    dozen Android OEMs to preload BBM, including most recently LG; over 250,000 BBM Channels created by global user base since launch of BBM Channels on BlackBerry, including large brands such as Coke Indonesia and USA Today; BBM is the most secure mobile messaging service for use in regulated enterprises.

    BlackBerry also announced numerous new features that coming to the app in 2014.
    They lost about 250 million. 4.4 billion they'd be bankrupt, they took a 3.5 billion write down on inventory that was expected to sell and did not, over 9 months that bb10 had launched. That's very different from actually losing 4.4 billion dollars in 1 quarter.


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    01-28-2014 07:57 PM
  12. meashishnd's Avatar
    now BB on standing on so Critical Situations so can't say about new feature
    01-31-2014 12:54 AM

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