BlackBerry's response to the social network craze, BBM Channels, is rolling out starting on Tuesday.
Device owners running BlackBerry OS 5 or higher will soon have access to Channels, allowing them to communicate with companies, brands, and other luminaries. The idea is somewhat simple: a company, let's say, creates a Channel, and BBM users can then send messages, post questions, and otherwise communicate with that company. The company, meanwhile, can share messages, pictures, and animated GIFs through the service.
Announced in May, BBM Channels is surprisingly similar in its functionality to Twitter. Both services allow companies or brands … Read more