MWC 2015: BlackBerry adds Android Wear support to BBM

BlackBerry BBM

BlackBerry today announced new updates for its BBM for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 messaging platform. Among the new features is support for Android Wear smartwatches. “This update gives users even more control over the BBM experience by adding new personalization and privacy options.” said Herman Li, SVP BBM Software Development. “By tailoring the update to take advantage of platform […]

CES 2015: BBM for Android Wear coming to smartwatches

BlackBerry BBM

From its beginnings as a BlackBerry-only instant messaging platform, BlackBerry’s BBM platform has now extended its reach to a wide range of mobile devices including ones powered by Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Next up for BBM will be wearables. At CES 2015, BlackBerry today announced that BBM is making its way to Android Wear smartwatches. “BlackBerry is committed to […]

BBM for Windows Phone now available

BBM for Windows Phone

BlackBerry has made good its promise from last week. BBM for Windows Phone is now available for download onto Windows Phone 8 devices. “As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “The BBM app for […]

BBM for Android tops 50 million downloads

BlackBerry BBM

Sharp eyes over at IntoAndroid have noticed that BBM for Android has now surpassed the 50 million download mark.  Google Play lists the number of installs at between 50,000,000 and 100,000,000. It only took a little over six months for the company to hit the milestone. BBM for Android and iOS launched in October after a false start in late […]

BlackBerry readying HeartBleed security update for BBM for Android and iOS

BlackBerry BBM

The scope of the HeartBleed security vulnerability continues to grow. First identified on servers running websites, its effects have spread now to other types of software and hardware including mobile devices. BlackBerry is now planning to release an update for its BBM for Android and iOS apps to address to address this issue after it came to light last week. […]

BBM stickers arrive today for your BBM chats

BlackBerry BBM stickers

BlackBerry announced back in February that BBM would soon be bringing BBM stickers to chats. That day has arrived and BBM app updates are now landing in various app stores to support the new feature. The stickers promise “larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons.” “Stickers are another great example of how we’re making the BBM experience more engaging […]