Blackberry introduced its new Passport handset at a launch event on Wednesday. The device is truly unusual, with a square-shaped screen, a touch-sensitive hardware keyboard and an emphasis on security and battery life.
Fans of BlackBerry Messenger have a new software update to try: One that adds free voice over IP calls to iPhone and Android. BBM also gains integration with Dropbox’s cloud storage and with Glympse for location sharing.
BlackBerry has struck a deal to preinstall its BBM app on some future LG smartphones, starting with the G Pro Lite.
BBM Channels is becoming available to all users with a handset running BB5 or higher today, with an update to the Android and iOS apps to follow in the coming months.
If you own an iPod touch or a Wi-Fi-only iPad, you’ll be able to send and receive messages with an update to the BBM app today.
The BlackBerry Messenger app is coming back to the Apple App Store and Google Play today, but if you haven’t already registered signed up to use it, you’ll have to wait in line.
BlackBerry Messenger is no longer just for BlackBerry. Apps arriving this weekend will let Android and iOS phones tap into the service as well.
BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS phones soon. See what the Android app looks like in a demo video uploaded by a beta tester.
How does BBM, Inc. grab you? That could be the newest subsidiary of BlackBerry as it shuffles assets around, perhaps in anticipation of a sale, says the Wall Street Journal.
BlackBerry continues to gain product momentum with a new handset for emerging markets, 120,000 total apps for BlackBerry 10 and BBM for other phones. Can it push Windows Phone aside as the third mobile platform?
Just one month after announcing free voice calls over Wi-Fi in BlackBerry Messenger, Research In Motion delivers the feature to all handsets running BB 6 OS or better. A video demo shows the added functionality, which could save money for some, easy to use.
BlackBerry 6 OS devices now have a new BBM feature: Voice calls over Wi-Fi. The software, which is coming to BB 5 as well, can help BlackBerry users talk and text at the same time, while cutting down on voice minute usage; good for emerging markets.
Research In Motion’s BBM Music service moved from beta to general availability on Tuesday, allowing BBM friends to share music tracks. This is clever, adding new value to the old BBM service as RIM continues to transition from BlackBerry to its new BBX operating system.
Early this month, BGR reported that RIM was considering opening up its Blackberry Messenger service to other platforms, including iOS and Android. Today, a report claimed that BBM would be coming to iPhone in April, but that report was confirmed to be a hoax.
The big news in the mobile space today is that RIM is considering expanding its BlackBerry Messenger service to Android and iOS platforms. Why would RIM give away the biggest draw to its hardware platform? Maybe because it finally realized hardware isn’t where its strengths lie.