Posts tagged with: BBM
  • by | November 26, 2013 1:07 PM

    This past spring, BlackBerry announced BBM Channels, a new social extension to BlackBerry Messenger, letting users create pages of their own content – the titular Channels – that others can then subscribe to. It's been in beta testing on BlackBerry platforms ever since, but today we finally see the company pull all the stops and go forward with plans to leave the Beta Zone, bringing BBM Channels to all its users. Actually, it hasn't happened just yet, but it's been confirmed for today, and availability should be just a couple hours away. Both BlackBerry 10 and classic BBOS users will ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial results of BBM for iOS and Android, which are surprisingly quite positive. Microsoft is next as the company will retain the first-generation Surface for another year, though with a different name this time. We then talk about Samsung and its Galaxy Gear, and when to expect compatibility with other Galaxy smartphones aside from the Note 3. Sony takes the spotlight next as the company has already begun sending press invites for their possible announcement of the Xperia Z1S. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and how the ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 6:30 AM

    Just a couple of weeks ago, we all waited and forgot about BBM reaching iOS and Android, since first of all it didn't happen, and second, it's not like if we had any buddies left in the platform. The company has gained and lost buyers in the last couple of weeks, and it all seemed like if the cross-platform BBM project was silently abandoned in favor of securing an economic future. All the drama came to an end two days ago, or at least part of it, as the app was finally launched on both iOS and Android at the same time, and if you thought that people didn't really care about BBM, think ...

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  • by | October 21, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's recent executive changes, which include their Chairwoman now taking on some of the CEO's roles. Nokia is next as we talk about all the leaks of the Lumia 1520, Treasure Tag and Nokia Guru. Apple follows as we talk about some rumors of a possible iPad type cover coming tomorrow. Sony follows as the Xperia Z1S gets leaked and will bring a smaller phone with flagship specs. We end today's show talking about BBM for iOS and Android launching today. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over some of ...

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  • by | October 21, 2013 2:33 PM

    It seems like the past couple months of BlackBerry news have been dominated by two main stories, neither of which painted the company in a particularly favorable light: we had all the business concerning plans to sell off the company, as well as the totally botched cross-platform BlackBerry messenger launch. BlackBerry blamed the issue on users attempting to connect to the service early by means of leaked client apps – though if they couldn't handle even that demand, we're unsure how the company expected its servers to survive an official launch. In any case, BlackBerry quickly shuttered ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's sales results for their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C over the opening weekend. We then talk about the first CyanogenMod phone to reach the market, the Oppo N1. BlackBerry is next as the company seems to have a buyer, but more with the idea of helping the company and not tearing it apart, aside from the news of the cross-platform BBM hitting a delay. Then we go through the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 929 phablet. We end today's show talking Microsoft's launch of the Surface 2 and new Surface Pro. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 1:00 PM

    Last week, after months and months of waiting, BlackBerry finally confirmed the public launch of its BlackBerry Messenger apps for iOS and Android, set to arrive this past weekend. Well, if you're poking around your app store this morning wondering just where these programs are, you're not alone; on Saturday, BlackBerry announced an unexpected delay, leaving us wondering just when we'll finally get a crack at these guys. You might have heard about a leaked copy of the BBM Android app. It seems that users trying to access BBM through this copy early brought some unexpected issues to ...

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  • by | September 20, 2013 2:20 PM

    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 12:12 PM

    While we all know that BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android, the details have been anything but certain. Over the past few weeks, we've seen Samsung already start getting in to promoting BBM in Africa, heard any number of rumored dates for the release of these apps, and even seen some fakes make it to app stores. We may finally be getting to the end of this tale soon, as rumors talk about a possible launch schedule in just the next couple days. According to this info, Android's going to get the ball rolling this Friday, with the app becoming available at 7AM Eastern. ...

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  • by | September 2, 2013 4:23 PM

    The next few days will likely be big ones for Android, and Apple could be just over a week away from announcing its new iPhones. Then Windows Phone has GDR3 and all that quad-core, 1080p jazz to look forward to in the coming months... so where does this all leave BlackBerry? Today we get a couple of updates on where the company's heading, hearing rumors both about a possible release for the Android and iOS ports of BlackBerry Messenger, as well as talk about T-Mobile showing a changing attitude towards the platform. We've been seeing a spate of developments concerning those BBM ports ...

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  • by | August 29, 2013 5:08 PM

    A cross platform version of BlackBerry Messenger has been teasing us at the periphery of our vision for weeks now. We know the app's coming to iOS and Android, we've heard about wide-scale testing being underway, and Samsung looks anxious to get started promoting the service in Africa. All that's left, so it seems, is for it to finally leave testing and go public. While we still lack any hard date – or for that matter, even rumors of a specific date – we continue to see signs of an imminent launch, with the latest arriving from BlackBerry itself. The company today added a signup page ...

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  • by | August 27, 2013 12:36 PM

    BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android; the only question is when. We're already aware of testing that's underway, and even saw the BBM app user manuals go live on BlackBerry's site. Everything points to public availability coming quite soon, but it's been difficult to elucidate just when. We're still not quite there, but today brings another development making a launch sound imminent, with Samsung already promoting BBM for Android on Facebook. You'll remember that back at the beginning of the month, we heard Samsung and BlackBerry announce plans to promote BBM for Android among ...

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  • by | August 5, 2013 11:53 AM

    BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS: that much is a given. Following years of rumors, BlackBerry confirmed its intention to deliver BBM ports for Android and iOS phones sometime this summer. Sure, BBM is hugely popular among BlackBerry users, but would people on these other platforms similarly take to it? A couple months back, we heard of one idea for increasing the app's visibility, with word that BlackBerry would work with OEMs in order to arrange for them to ship phones with BMM pre-installed. Today we get our first look at something along those lines, with Samsung ...

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  • by | August 1, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the BlackBerry Messenger finally reaching beta for iOS and Android. Later it's HTC talk as we have a blue variant of the HTC One almost confirmed. Later it's all about the iPad 5 and iPhone 5C as we now have some leaks of the products. Motorola follows the news with a new Chrome extension for Motorola phones that's kind of cool. We end today's show talking about the Moto X launch, our video coverage, and our first impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Moto X unboxing (Video) - Moto X hands-on: wooden edition (Video) - Moto ...

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