Sunday , October 22 2017

BBM for Android, ready or not it’s coming

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.

Phil Tann   Journalist

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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17 Comments on "BBM for Android, ready or not it’s coming"

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vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

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

Phil Tann
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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.

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Matt

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.

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Matt

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.

Phil Tann
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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
Valued Guest

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
Valued Guest

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
Valued Guest

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
Valued Guest

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
Valued Guest

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
Valued Guest

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.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

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

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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
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Greg
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
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Greg
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 »
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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
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Don’t we have enough messaging app?

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