Blackberry Messenger

  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)....
  • Failed BBM for Android, iPhone launch is the latest in BlackBerry's woes 22-09-2013 03:30 PM

    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...
  • BlackBerry botches BBM for Android, BBM for iPhone launch 22-09-2013 01:01 PM

    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 22-09-2013 08:22 AM

    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? 22-09-2013 12:13 AM

    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...
  • First look: BBM for iPhone 21-09-2013 08:49 PM

    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...
  • BBM for iPhone reaches Australia; BBM for Android still missing 21-09-2013 07:40 PM

    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...
  • BBM for iPhone available in New Zealand, no signs of Android version 21-09-2013 05:44 PM

    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...
  • BBM for Android launch not on schedule; BlackBerry keeps users waiting 21-09-2013 05:35 PM

    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...
  • BBM on Android, iOS versus WhatsApp: Why BBM has the advantage 19-09-2013 04:07 PM

    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...
  • Confirmed! BBM for Android coming on Sept 21, iPhone on Sept 22 19-09-2013 06:49 AM

    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...
  • BBM coming to Android by September end, says BlackBerry India MD 17-07-2013 06:29 PM

    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...
  • I feel BlackBerry should have opened up BBM two years ago: Ivor Soans 26-06-2013 04:35 PM

    Is opening up the BBM service for other platforms a tacit acceptance of the company's defeat in the hardware part of the business? Also, what will be its impact on apps like whatsapp? Ivor Soans, managing editor, Biztech2, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How long...
  • WhatsApp beware! BlackBerry to bring BBM to Android, iOS for free 14-05-2013 09:55 PM

    Orlando: BlackBerry announced plans on Tuesday to offer its popular instant messaging system on rival devices and introduced a new mid-tier smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, targeted at countries where its faded brand remains strong. Tapping into its popularity outside North America, BlackBerry said the new Q5 smartphone would be available...