Bbm

  • BBM now lets users send files up to 16MB in size, share photos in group chats 02-04-2014 12:06 PM

    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...
  • BlackBerry taking 'a very serious look' at bringing BBM to desktop: CEO John Chen 29-03-2014 11:10 AM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials 23-03-2014 06:21 PM

    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...
  • BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size 03-03-2014 12:33 PM

    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 files...
  • BBM coming to Windows Phone this summer 24-02-2014 03:50 PM

    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...
  • BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp 20-02-2014 10:24 AM

    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...
  • With BBM 2.0 BlackBerry adds BBM Voice, Channels for Android, iPhone 14-02-2014 01:47 PM

    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...
  • BBM head Andrew Bocking quits BlackBerry 11-02-2014 08:27 AM

    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,...
  • BBM to come pre-installed on LG smartphones, starting with LG G Pro Lite 19-12-2013 08:29 AM

    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...
  • With BBM Channels, BlackBerry attempts to widen social reach 28-11-2013 05:09 PM

    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 28-11-2013 10:33 AM

    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 05-11-2013 10:19 AM

    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 28-10-2013 07:12 AM

    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 25-10-2013 01:54 PM

    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 23-10-2013 03:20 PM

    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 22-10-2013 12:59 PM

    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...
  • BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone finally here, but not for all 22-10-2013 06:48 AM

    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 21-10-2013 11:19 PM

    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....
  • BBM for Android, iPhone coming 'within days' says BlackBerry CMO 15-10-2013 07:33 AM

    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...
  • BlackBerry issues open letter in attempt to reassure customers 15-10-2013 07:01 AM

    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...
  • BlackBerry resumes BBM for Android closed beta testing 03-10-2013 07:52 AM

    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 01-10-2013 04:14 PM

    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....
  • BlackBuried: How BlackBerry is losing its biggest market 26-09-2013 07:24 AM

    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...
  • By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself: Analysis 25-09-2013 10:46 AM

    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...
  • How BlackBerry, BBM lost their mojo: Ask a teenager 25-09-2013 07:47 AM

    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...
  • BBM for Android, iPhone won't be available this week, says BBM head 24-09-2013 08:43 AM

    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 24-09-2013 12:02 AM

    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...
  • Blackberry to shift focus from consumer market to enterprise customers 23-09-2013 05:22 PM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd's plan to retreat from the consumer market in favor of its traditional strength serving businesses and governments is widely seen as a desperate move that industry watchers warn will only accelerate its downward spiral. The strategic shift and dramatic restructuring are fuelling fears about BlackBerry's long-term viability....
  • No launch, but BlackBerry added 1.1 million BBM for Android users 23-09-2013 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: The leaked Android app that BlackBerry says is responsible for the BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone launch woes was also responsible for adding "more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app," says a post on the...
  • BlackBerry 'working non-stop' to fix BBM for Android, iPhone rollout issues 23-09-2013 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry says its "teams are working non-stop" to fix the botched BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone launch that was scheduled last weekend. "We will provide you an update on timing as soon as we can," says the latest tweet on the official BBM Twitter account (@BBM)....