Blackberry Messenger

  • BBM for desktop? BlackBerry is still not sure August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: For BlackBerry Messenger fans who spend much of their day before a computer screen had cheered BlackBerry CEO John Chen's March announcement that the company was taking "a very serious look" at bringing BBM to desktop. With BBM now available for Windows Phone devices, it appeared that the...
  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone August 1, 2014

    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...
  • 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 to come preinstalled 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 preinstalled on LG Electronics smartphones. Waterloo, Ontariobased BlackBerry said the G Pro Lite, an Androidbased smartphone, will be the first LG device to offer BBM outofthebox. The announcement comes less than two months after 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 preinstall the popular messaging app on their smartphones. With the BBM app coming preinstalled, users can directly engage with other BBM users...
  • 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 wellreceived 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...
  • 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 monthlong 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 rerelease of the much awaited app for nonBlackBerry 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 cutthroat...
  • BBM for Android, iPhone won't be available this week, says BBM head September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After BlackBerry's muchawaited 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 rerelease was expected this week. But now, Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at...
  • No launch, but BlackBerry added 1.1 million BBM for Android users September 23, 2013

    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 nonstop' to fix BBM for Android, iPhone rollout issues September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: BlackBerry says its "teams are working nonstop" 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). The...
  • Failed BBM for Android, iPhone launch is the latest in BlackBerry's woes September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, which is already going through a tough phase due to poor sales and bad market performance, faced a major setback after it failed to roll out the BBM app for Android and iOS as per the schedule. While BlackBerry was expected to go smoothly with...
  • BlackBerry botches BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone launch September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While BlackBerry was expected to go smoothly with the launch of its much-awaited BBM app for Android and iOS, the company has goofed up the entire rollout process. Having made the Android users wait for a long time, BlackBerry - citing technical issues - has now halted the...
  • BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: While the release of BlackBerry's new smartphones running the BB 10 OS have so far failed to generate widespread interest, one product that actually kept millions waiting has hit the pause button. The much-awaited global rollout of BlackBerry's BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android and iPhone has been...
  • BBM for iPhone now available in India; BBM for Android lost in transit? September 22, 2013

    Update: BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app New Delhi: BlackBerry has announced the availability of its much-awaited BBM for iPhone app for India as the calendar moved to September 22. The app was first available in New Zealand. But the equally-if-not-more-eagerly-awaited Android app which was scheduled...
  • First look: BBM for iPhone September 22, 2013

    Update: BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app New Delhi: While the BlackBerry Messenger for Android is taking longer than expected to arrive, BBM for iPhone is already here and is rolling out fast as the day moves from September 21 to September 22.The BBM launch is...
  • BBM for iPhone reaches Australia; BBM for Android still missing September 22, 2013

    Update: BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app For all the latest updates on BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone availability click here. New Delhi: BlackBerry has announced the availability of its much-awaited BBM for iPhone app for Australia as the calendar moved to September 22. The...
  • BBM for iPhone available in New Zealand, no signs of Android version September 22, 2013

    Update 3: BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app Update 2: For the latest updates on BBM availability on Android and iPhone click here. Update: The official BBM Twitter ID tries to liven up Android users eagerly waiting for their app. "Hey, at least waiting at home is...
  • BBM for Android launch not on schedule; BlackBerry keeps users waiting September 22, 2013

    Update 3: BlackBerry pauses BBM for Android and iPhone rollout, blames 'leaked' app Update 2: For the latest updates on BBM availability on Android and iPhone click here. Update: The official BBM Twitter ID tries to liven up Android users eagerly waiting for their app. "Hey, at least waiting at home is...
  • BBM on Android, iOS versus WhatsApp: Why BBM has the advantage September 19, 2013

    It's no secret that I prefer BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) over WhatsApp. My WhatsApp status says, "Prefer BBM." But perhaps some among you might think I prefer being a dinosaur and stick to BBM, even as the world takes to WhatsApp. So I decided to make a list of why I preferred...
  • Confirmed! BBM for Android coming on Sept 21, iPhone on Sept 22 September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: After much speculation on tech blogs about the exact date of the much-awaited arrival (and a couple of fake apps tricking eager users) of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS, BlackBerry has finally confirmed the dates. In a statement, BlackBerry has confirmed that BBM for Android will...
  • BBM coming to Android by September end, says BlackBerry India MD July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Since the day BlackBerry announced its plans to bring its messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to Android and iOS, there has been a buzz in tech circles as well as among consumers. But except that the service will be available to Android users "this summer," the company has...