Tag Archives: BBM

Best alternative messaging apps: BBM, LINE, Kik, Viber and more

Unfortunately, the messaging ecosystem is a mess across all of today’s smartphones. Instant messaging does not have a universal protocol that all apps can tap into (like email, for example) so our conversations are tied to the messaging services that we use. That makes switching between messaging apps difficult as our friend lists, conversations, account…

Channels and Voice Calling coming to BBM

BBM, the software coming from the now failing BlackBerry, has been the only good thing coming from the company recently. BlackBerry Messenger launched on iOS and Android a few months ago, and now it is looking to add new features. The current version available is entirely revolved around the simple chat feature. You can start a chat with a friend, or make a…

BBM sees 20 million new users added since going cross-platform

After a shaky start, BBM finally launched for the iPhone and Android. Now, the company has stated that over 20 million active users have been added to the messaging network in the first week. Here’s an excerpt from the press release: “It is great to see so many people downloading BBM, but the true measurement for us is engagement – the…

Video and voice calling coming to BBM for iOS ‘Within months’

Image courtesy of Cult of Mac It has emerged today that video and voice calling will be available on BBM for iOS ‘within months’. BBM’s executive v-p alluded to the new services, which could see BBM become the most promising messaging app on iOS. The development would bring video calling and voice calling to BBM for iOS, which is currently only available…

BBM for iPhone – Overview [VID]

BlackBerry’s popular messenger service made its way to iPhone late last week, and looks to be one of the few remaining products of any worth at the troubled Canadian technology firm. Once a smartphone giant, it’s now been forced to hand over its greatest assets to other platforms just to keep going and retain any value. But none of that matters to the…

BBM for iPhone updated to fix various bugs caused by iOS 7.0.3

If you were one of the first people to download BlackBerry’s messenger app for iPhone, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed a couple of issues with the app once you downloaded the latest version of iOS. Personally, I found two bugs after updating to iOS 7.0.3: Scrolling up through a conversation would reach a certain point and then crash the…