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  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...
  • BlackBerry announces BBM service for enterprises June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry announced availability of its popular instant messaging service BBM for businesses. The firm announced availability of BBMTM Protected, the first solution in the eBBMTM Suite for secure enterprise class messaging. "eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services built for business that bring...
  • Punjabis are the most chill people on Earth! Listen to these Punjabis make up romantic songs on BBM, iPhone, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype and the selfie May 22, 2014

    Punjabi singer-turned-actor Gippy Grewal has released a new album called WhatsApp. In the wide universe of technology-related songs, Grewal's sad, slow number will be remembered for its heartbreaking quality and memorable lyrics, when translated. A love-lorn Punjabi man is shocked to see his face on the WhatApp display image of his...
  • BBM now lets users send files up to 16MB in size, share photos in group chats April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has started rolling out the latest version of its BBM app for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 devices that not only lets uers send larger files (up to 16MB on BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone) but also lets them share photos in multi-person (group) chats. The 6MB transfer...
  • BlackBerry taking 'a very serious look' at bringing BBM to desktop: CEO John Chen March 29, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who has been meeting with BlackBerry clients, said the company is planning to bring its popular BlackBerry Messenger service, known as BBM, from mobile devices onto desktop computers. Such a move, Chen said, would allow employees of big companies and government agencies to go mobile on...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials March 23, 2014

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC)...
  • BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bringing new features and improvements to BBM, BlackBerry has now announced that BBM will soon support photo sharing in multi-person chats. This comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi-person chats - sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending...
  • BBM coming to Windows Phone this summer February 24, 2014

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd said it will make its messaging service BBM available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months. BlackBerry Messaging, or BBM, is a messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with services...
  • BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp February 20, 2014

    Toronto: Facebook Inc's stunning $19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform. The deal sent shares in BlackBerry up as much as 9 per cent in trading...
  • With BBM 2.0 BlackBerry adds BBM Voice, Channels for Android, iPhone February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out a major update for its iconic BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The most prominent addition in the latest BBM rollout is the addition of BBM Voice for Android and iPhone users. BlackBerry has also included the BBM Channels feature to the...
  • BBM head Andrew Bocking quits BlackBerry February 11, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Monday that Andrew Bocking, the executive in charge of its BBM instant messaging business, has left the company. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company did not disclose whether Bocking's departure was part of an internal management shuffle or whether he left to pursue other interests. The technology company, which is...
  • BBM to come pre-installed on LG smartphones, starting with LG G Pro Lite December 19, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Wednesday that its popular messaging platform BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will soon be coming pre-installed on LG Electronics smartphones. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry said the G Pro Lite, an Android-based smartphone, will be the first LG device to offer BBM out-of-the-box. The announcement comes less than two months after BlackBerry...
  • With BBM Channels, BlackBerry attempts to widen social reach November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to provide users a platform and widen its social reach, BlackBerry introduced BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities. BlackBerry Channels will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry...
  • BlackBerry partners with Micromax, Spice, Zen, Celkon for BBM November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After introducing popular BBM to Android and iOS users, BlackBerry said it will partner handset makers from India, like Micromax, Spice and Zen, other nations to pre-install the popular messaging app on their smartphones. With the BBM app coming pre-installed, users can directly engage with other BBM users...
  • BlackBerry says to focus on software and services, not devices November 5, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry lovers left could be in for some bad news. The device that was so addictive that it was dubbed the "CrackBerry" might not have much of a future: Its new chairman and interim chief executive says he wants to emphasise software and services - not devices. That could...
  • BBM for Android, iPhone: BlackBerry does away with the queue October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: While the early birds got the worm, the latecomers were made to wait to start using BBM on their Android devices and iPhones. A month after the scuttled initial launch, when BlackBerry finally announced the BBM for Android and iPhone relaunch, there was a waiting period for users...
  • 10 reasons why BBM for Android is overrated and can't beat WhatsApp any time soon October 25, 2013

    A well-received ad campaign never defines the success of a product. Similarly, the arrival of BBM on Android and iPhone may have pulled in a large number of users, but the humongous 10 million downloads in 24 hours is not necessarily an indicator that users are content and would continue...
  • BBM for Android, iOS clocks over 10 million downloads in 24 hours October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after relaunching its BBM app for Android and iOS, BlackBerry says its cross-platform BBM app has been downloaded over 10 million times within 24 hours. BBM head Andrew Bocking, in a blog post, said that BBM topped the Apple App Store free app rankings chart in...
  • Just installed BBM for Android or iPhone? Here's a quick video tutorial October 22, 2013

    While this was scheduled to happen a month ago, BlackBerry has just launched its iconic BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android and iPhone. Those who had already registered on BBM.com would get to use the messaging app right away, others might be required to wait a bit. If you are waiting...
  • BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone finally here, but not for all October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: #BBMforAll - the hashtag BlackBerry had been actively using before the initial BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) launch got botched. Now that BlackBerry has after a month-long wait announced that BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone are ready to download and install, not all users will be able to...
  • BlackBerry finally announces BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone relaunch October 22, 2013

    Update: The BBM app for Android is now available on Google Play. Click here to install the BBM app on your Android device. New Delhi: Exactly a month and much of anxious waiting, BlackBerry has finally announced the official resumption of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone rollout. But...
  • BBM for Android, iPhone coming 'within days' says BlackBerry CMO October 15, 2013

    For the latest updates on the availability of BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone click here New Delhi: It has been over three weeks since the botched BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and BBM for iPhone launch and finally some word has emerged from BlackBerry about when to expect the...
  • BlackBerry issues open letter in attempt to reassure customers October 15, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company. The letter was released Monday on Twitter and will be published in 30 publications in nine countries Tuesday. It acknowledges "these are no...
  • BlackBerry resumes BBM for Android closed beta testing October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: After almost two weeks since the failed launch of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone, BlackBerry appears to have resumed its closed beta testing for the BBM for Android app. BlackBerry had put the blame for the botched release of BBM for Android and BBM for...
  • Mumbai tops Indian cities in BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone search October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been ten days since the botched BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone release. BlackBerry still has no specific date to share on the re-release of the much awaited app for non-BlackBerry devices but the excitement amongst the users eager to install the apps is palpable. BBM...
  • BlackBuried: How BlackBerry is losing its biggest market September 26, 2013

    Jakarta: Indonesia has long been a surprising jewel in the crown of BlackBerry, a rare market where its devices enjoyed mass appeal. But the country also highlights the struggling company's failure to embrace the emerging economies that are leading smartphone sales growth across the globe. Indonesia is still one of BlackBerry's...
  • By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself: Analysis September 25, 2013

    Toronto: A tentative deal to take BlackBerry Ltd private will not necessarily resolve challenges that pushed the smartphone maker into a corner in the first place, but it gives the struggling company some breathing room. Private or public, BlackBerry's problems remain the same: slumping market share, mostly uninspiring devices and cut-throat...
  • How BlackBerry, BBM lost their mojo: Ask a teenager September 25, 2013

    If you want to know how BlackBerry lost its mojo in a major consumer market, spend some time with a bunch of British teens. The phone that once so dominated the UK youth market that its messaging service BBM was even blamed for helping to connect young rioters who fought police...
  • BBM for Android, iPhone won't be available this week, says BBM head September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After BlackBerry's much-awaited BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone didn't go as planned last weekend and BlackBerry had to pause the launch of the launch of its BlackBerry Messenger service for both platforms, a re-release was expected this week. But now, Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at...
  • BlackBerry to be acquired by Fairfax group for $4.7 billion September 24, 2013

    Toronto: Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday that it has agreed in principle to be acquired by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd for $4.7 billion. Fairfax, led by Canadian investor Prem Watsa, owns 10 per cent of BlackBerry. It has offered to pay $9 a share...