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Android Wear will soon get its own BBM app

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Android Wear can handle a myriad of notifications right now, including the likes of Snapchat, Gmail and even BBM. BlackBerry has now announced a dedicated BBM app for the Android Wear platform, which will bring some additional functionality. As of now, the stock BBM app on Android can only send message notifications to your Android Wear device, but this new addition will allow you to accept invitations from new friends, reply with a predefined message etc.

The announcement was made at CES by BlackBerry with the app expected to arrive very soon, although the company didn’t divulge launch related details. Here’s what the app will bring to Android Wear devices:

Without touching your phone you can:

See who a new message is from and read it – while loading grocery bags into the back of your car
Review and accept invites from would-be BBM contacts while on the go
Flip through several messages to find that one with the address you’re looking for – while carrying a coffee
Pick from a list of pre-defined messages to quickly send a response – while in a meeting (or class 😉 )
Use your voice and Google Now to respond to messages hands-free.

Source: BlackBerry