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BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

We've known for some time that a BBM app for Android and iOS will be coming, but nothing had been set in stone as far as launch dates go. Last week, user guides for both varieties of mobile operating systems leaked, hinting that BlackBerry messenger would likely be arriving soon, and that conclusion seems to have been spot-on, with a landing page going live over on BB's website briefly.

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BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

While the BlackBerry brand may not be doing as well as they'd hoped with the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the devices it runs on, an impending BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app for iOS and Android still appears all the rage. This app has been announced for both Apple mobile products and Google's Android, but no final launch date has been made official. Today's leak of a couple of user manuals - one each for both of the platforms - suggests that the launch of the apps may be nearby.

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BlackBerry: No BBM for iPad app at cross-platform launch

BlackBerry: No BBM for iPad app at cross-platform launch

BlackBerry's BBM client for iOS and Android, due for release this summer, will not support the iPad at launch, the company has revealed, focusing instead on smartphones. The cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger support was announced on Tuesday on the first day of BlackBerry Live, but software portfolio chief Vivek Bhardwaj confirmed to Trusted Reviews that tablet support is relatively low on the agenda.

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Blackberry Music will be shutdown June 2

Blackberry Music will be shutdown June 2

Come this summer, Blackberry Music will be no more, with Blackberry announcing that the service will be retired on June 2. The information comes via an emailed statement that went out to Blackberry customers with a BB Music subscription. Less they be left completely high and dry, Blackberry is offering those subscribers a free 30-day trial to Rdio premium, which it says will fill the BB Music void.

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Google Babble and the future of chat singularity

Google Babble and the future of chat singularity

Today the folks at Google have been tipped to be pushing all (if not most) of their chat apps and ecosystems together into a single entity called Babble. This single chat system would take everything that is Google Talk, Google+ Hangouts, Voice, and Messenger, combining them into a final product that spans the entirety of your Google-made universe. With Babble, Google will have its Gmail for chat.

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BlackBerry 10 slides leak video chat and screen sharing via BBM

BlackBerry 10 slides leak video chat and screen sharing via BBM

With the final release of BlackBerry 10 coming up in a special event scheduled for the 30th of January, it's no wonder we're seeing a blast of interest in everything RIM - today's leak being a set of slides showing BBM boosts and a new task manager. This set of slides shows that BlackBerry Messenger is set to be updated in a big way with both full-on video chat and screen sharing for all. Also on the docket is a fully upgraded task manager for those of you hoping to keep your tasks in order - notes and all.

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