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BlackBerry Messenger is Officially Dead

Considered one of the most secure messaging applications at one time, BlackBerry Messenger, is officially shutting down today. BBM as it is popularly known, has seen a steady decline in users thanks largely to the arrival of competitors like WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, WeChat, and so on. While BBM’s secure messaging pitch did attract plenty of

BBM for Android now has over 100 million downloads

BBM hasn’t been much in the news lately. The last time we heard about it was when it was reported to be getting an Android Wear app. Despite skepticism from the public initially, the app has proven to be quite successful for the Canadian manufacturer. A new report now tells us that BBM for Android has

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Android Wear will soon get its own BBM app

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

BBM 2.1 for Android brings support for stickers, larger file transfers

BlackBerry is continuing its streak of coming up with constant improvements to the BBM client for Android (and iOS), and with the latest update, the Canadian company is jumping on the stickers bandwagon to make the messaging experience more visual than it has been before, following in the footsteps of other popular messaging apps like

BBM for Android now compatible with Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices

While Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean might have taken over more than 50 percent of all devices running Android, the hard and cold truth is that there are still a considerable amount of phones running on Gingerbread. For BlackBerry, not having the BBM app support that old-but-still-active version of Android has allowed competing apps

Can BBM’s new channels and voice features keep users engaged?

BlackBerry has updated BBM with voice calling, channels and Dropbox integration. Will this move be enough to keep users engaged? I must admit I was one of the many iOS and Android device users who got all excited when BlackBerry announced an official release of BlackBerry Messenger for these platforms. I was once a BlackBerry

BlackBerry Reaches 40 Million BBM Users on iOS and Android

Well here’s a product from BlackBerry that people want to try out. In the 60 days since the service was launched for iOS and Android, BlackBerry has had 40 million new users join BBM. While this is good, it doesn’t point out how many users are still on BBM. I know many people who have

The best Android messaging clients of 2013

This year saw a lot of new instant messaging clients rise to the fore on Android, with each client offering a set of unique elements that distinguishes it from the rest. Let’s take a look at some of the best and fastest growing messaging clients: WhatsApp With a total user base of over 350 million,

BlackBerry Messenger Will Be Preloaded On LG Phones

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is about get more users, if people use the app. BlackBerry has announced a deal with LG that BBM will come pre-installed on LG smartphones. The LG Pro Lite will be the first phone to have BBM built-in. It seems that emerging markets are being targeted by both companies, as the Pro

BBM launches social integration, but are you chatting with anyone yet?

BlackBerry has launched an update to its BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS. The latest update includes support for the iPad and iPod Touch, plus additional features for both platforms. Perhaps the biggest update to this release would be social integration — BBM now lets users share their PINs on their social media accounts straight

BBM Claims To Have 20 Million Active Users on Android and iOS

BlackBerry Messenger is quickly gaining more users after being out for only a week. After getting downloaded 10 million times in the first 24 hours and dropping the wait list this weekend, BlackBerry has announced that BBM now has 20 million active users on Android and iOS. That’s a lot of active users for an

BBM for Android soon getting audio and video chat feature

There’s no denying that the BBM apps for Android and iOS have created quite a buzz in the mobile world with the demand surging substantially over the last week or so. However, the app is still limited in functionality compared to the native BlackBerry client, as it lacks certain features like audio and video chat. But

BBM for Android update brings support for “additional Android devices”

BlackBerry has just updated the Android version of the BBM app bringing some bug fixes and much needed support for other Android devices. We’re guessing this will bring support for Android 4.0+ devices as BlackBerry has merely mentioned “additional Android devices” in its update changelog and nothing more. With the amount of hype and buzz surrounding

You’ve got BBM for Android. Now what?

You may have heard that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS is out. Chances are, you’ve already installed the app on your Android smartphone. You might either be a former BlackBerry user who wants to have a piece of the good old days of BBM instant messaging, or a new user curious about what