Posts tagged with: BBM
  • by | August 1, 2013 12:18 PM

    Back in May, BlackBerry announced what many of us had been talking about for years: the forthcoming availability of BlackBerry Messenger on non-BB platforms. Specifically, the company revealed its intention to deliver BBM apps for both iOS and Android phones (though phones alone: the idea of a tablet app has been specifically rejected for the time being) sometime this summer. We've been wondering when that might actually happen, and though we've heard some theories that didn't pan out, today we've got some evidence of progress towards an eventual release, with news that select BlackBerry ...

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  • by | June 28, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows 8.1 and all the changes we've seen in the preview and we also talk about some display form-factors to be considered. Then we talk about BlackBerry, the company's terrible quarter results and the amount of units sold. Android 4.3 is next as there's a leaked ROM for the Galaxy S4 and how you can also get it. We later take a look at some leaked photos of the Sony Honami which just made the headlines. We end today's show talking about Google's future move to build a smart watch, a game console, and a more affordable Nexus Q as part of ...

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  • by | June 28, 2013 12:20 PM

    The BlackBerry quarterly earnings call to investors is giving us more than just raw numbers on how the BB10 launch has been going, and we also get a few updates on other aspects of BlackBerry news. Unfortunately, just like those sales figures themselves, there are some more upsets in store here. The PlayBook's QNX-based OS made it the forerunner of the BlackBerry 10 devices we know today. When full-on BB10 launched back in January, we heard from the company that it intended to deliver the PlayBook an update to transition it over to BB10 proper – the idea of an all-new BB10 tablet was ...

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  • by | June 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    BlackBerry continues to move forward with its plan to release a cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger app, letting Android and iOS users join in and communicate with existing BBM users. Just yesterday we heard that this could involve partnerships with OEMs in order to ship phones with the BBM app pre-installed, ready to use. What about the rest of us, though, who will be manually downloading and installing the app? We know BBM is coming to Android and iOS sometime this summer, but just when? T-Mobile UK just let that cat out of the bag, tweeting the release date for cross-platform BBM. ...

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  • by | June 5, 2013 5:24 PM

    Last month, BlackBerry broke the news that had been rumored for years prior: BlackBerry Messenger was going cross-platform. The company announced that apps for iOS and Android smartphones were on the way, and we'd likely be seeing them arrive this summer. While this was great to finally see happening, we had to wonder if it wasn't a bit like BBM going through its death throes – cross platform messaging is already a big deal, with plenty of apps delivering what users want, so why would they switch to BBM? Now we're starting to get a sense of BlackBerry's plans, and those could mean a ...

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  • by | May 17, 2013 2:45 PM

    A few days back, BlackBerry had a big announcement to share, revealing that it was finally opening up the membership ranks of BlackBerry Messenger, and would start making the app available to smartphone users running iOS and Android. If you were a BlackBerry die-hard for years and have only recently transitioned to another platform, this was great news, letting you easily keep in touch with all your old contacts. We already heard that the iOS and Android apps would become available sometime this summer, but now a new limitation about those releases comes to light, with news that the ...

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  • by | May 14, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | May 14, 2013 1:20 PM

    One of the longest-running rumors in the smartphone world has been that BlackBerry (RIM, back when this got started) would open up the much-loved BlackBerry Messenger service to users on other platforms; for as popular as BBM is with BlackBerry users, the insular nature of the service has been a significant detraction. For the longest time, it seemed like BlackBerry had no interest in such a thing, but today the company has gone ahead and put all those old rumors to rest, formally announcing the coming availability of BBM for iOS and Android. The basic structure of BBM will remain ...

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