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BlackBerry BBM for iOS and Android arrives June 27 [UPDATED]

BlackBerry BBM for iOS and Android arrives June 27 [UPDATED]

BlackBerry's BBM will hit iOS and Android devices from June 27, it's been revealed, the first time the BlackBerry Messaging service has been available outside of the Canadian company's own devices. The news was spilled by UK carrier T-Mobile, after BlackBerry confirmed last month its plans to take the app . and service cross-platform. UPDATE: BlackBerry responds.

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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 Messenger coming to iOS and Android this summer

BlackBerry Messenger coming to iOS and Android this summer

During BlackBerry's Live event in Florida today, the company announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger service (a.k.a. BBM) will be heading to iOS and Android later this summer. The app will support cross-platform messaging, meaning that users on BlackBerry can talk with iOS and Android users with the BBM app.

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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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BBM Voice brings WiFi calling to BlackBerry

BBM Voice brings WiFi calling to BlackBerry

RIM has released BlackBerry Messenger 7 (BBM 7) complete with BBM Voice support, adding WiFi calling to the popular messaging service. The new app, headed to the BlackBerry App World today, currently works with BlackBerry OS 6 devices and above, and as well as allowing for simple switching between text messages and voice calls, adds several other new features.

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Facebook for BlackBerry updated with new look, features

Facebook for BlackBerry updated with new look, features

RIM has updated the Facebook for BlackBerry app to version 3.3, which includes a new look and a variety of new features. The changes are designed to improve the use of Facebook on BlackBerry devices while allowing users to more seamlessly blend the social network with BBM. The app is available now from BlackBerry World.

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BlackBerry Messenger Money app set to launch in Indonesia

BlackBerry Messenger Money app set to launch in Indonesia

RIM has given the official word that it will be adding a financial feature to its BlackBerry Messenger App called "Money." The upcoming feature will allow BBM users to transfer funds from their phone. It's slated for release in Indonesia first, with the only timeline given being that it'll happen "shortly," with other locations to follow.

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BlackBerry Messenger gets voice chat feature

BlackBerry Messenger gets voice chat feature

BlackBerry Messenger, more commonly referred to as BBM, just got a whole lot more interactive, with RIM adding a new voice chat feature to the application. Called BBM Voice, this new feature is available in BBM version 7. Users can make voice calls to other BBM users for free via a wireless Internet connection.

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 further detailed in new leak

BBM for BlackBerry 10 further detailed in new leak

Last month we saw leaked pictures of the BlackBerry Messenger design for BlackBerry 10 leak out thanks to N4BB, and now the site is back with yet more pictures detailing the user interface and keyboard shortcuts that the app will employ. The site notes that BBM is being overhauled by The Astonishing Tribe, with certain features being hidden from view and pulled up with user gestures to save as much onscreen space as possible.

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RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM reported a disastrous Q1 2013 financial result in an earnings call yesterday, with the company still resolute in preparing BlackBerry 10 despite yet another delay. RIM also noted how it would be exploring all available avenues, and Reuters is reporting that the company’s board is coming under increasing pressure to sell its software services or partner with Microsoft on Windows Phone.

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