BlackBerry Messenger

Blackberry announced that Blackberry Messenger (BBM) was coming to Android and iOS ‘this summer’ at their developer conference back in May, but since then there has not been much in the way of further information on release dates.

There was a Beta build out in the wild a couple of months back, but it seems that Blackberry Messenger be released very soon. User manuals for both Android and iOS have been found, pointing to an imminent release; possibly as soon as at IFA along with all the other new toys.

If you’re keen to have a look at the manuals they’re available via Crackberry, but be warned there’s very little by way of pictures so if you’re looking to see what the app will look like you may need to look elsewhere.

It’s another messaging platform to have running on your phone, chewing battery, using data and displaying notifications on your screen. While it’s lovely that Blackberry are delivering this to users outside the Blackberry platform I’m afraid I think it’s too little too late from Blackberry, after all we’ve got Hangouts now!

Will you try BBM, or has Blackberry left their run too late?

Source: Crackberry.
Via: Android Central.
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    vijay alapati
    vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    I wonder who is using hangouts? I rolled back to gtalk long ago?

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Phil Tann
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    What was your issue with Hangouts?
    I’ve had really good success with it and use it daily on my phone, tablet, laptops and PC’s.

    Matt
    Matt
    Reply to  Phil Tann
    7 years ago

    I use it everyday also. The only thing that is really wrong with it is that it doesn’t show status – online/offline/away. If they can bring that back in a way that fits into their vision then it’ll be fine.

    Matt
    Matt
    Reply to  Phil Tann
    7 years ago

    I use it everyday also. The only thing that is really wrong with it is that it doesn’t show status – online/offline/away. If they can bring that back in a way that fits into their vision then it’ll be fine.

    vijay alapati
    vijay alapati
    7 years ago

    I wonder who is using hangouts? I rolled back to gtalk long ago?

    kungfutigerr
    kungfutigerr
    7 years ago

    Watching Blackberry leap into irrelevancy is sad. I saw an article yesterday that stated that BB has 120,000 apps. 47,000 are from the one app factory.

    Greg
    Greg
    Reply to  kungfutigerr
    7 years ago

    I disagree about the sadness. What was amazing about Blackberry is they were able to take something free – internet access to corporate email and messaging, and convince IT managers that they should pay a third-party to add an extra point of failure into their messaging infrastructure. They did make decent phone hardware, but were crippled by software that had to go through BB infrastructure, rather than being able to just access, you know, the internet for its services. I’m amazed how long they were able to ride the “big companies have to buy from other companies” gravy train, but… Read more »

    Greg
    Greg
    Reply to  kungfutigerr
    7 years ago

    I disagree about the sadness. What was amazing about Blackberry is they were able to take something free – internet access to corporate email and messaging, and convince IT managers that they should pay a third-party to add an extra point of failure into their messaging infrastructure. They did make decent phone hardware, but were crippled by software that had to go through BB infrastructure, rather than being able to just access, you know, the internet for its services. I’m amazed how long they were able to ride the “big companies have to buy from other companies” gravy train, but… Read more »

    kungfutigerr
    kungfutigerr
    7 years ago

    Watching Blackberry leap into irrelevancy is sad. I saw an article yesterday that stated that BB has 120,000 apps. 47,000 are from the one app factory.

    TT
    TT
    7 years ago

    Don’t we have enough messaging app?