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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.0.33
  • Total Downloads:
    197,550
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Mobile
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Chatters of a feather flock together. That's the impetus behind BlackBerry Messenger, RIM's instant messenger for BlackBerry users that skips over SMS fees and goes straight to your pal's IM in-box. Version 5 takes a huge leap forward with a ton of new features: tiny thumbnail images of your contact so you don't forget who you're talking to, photo-sharing for files up to 6MB, and the ability to chat with groups of friends in addition to individuals.

Your method for getting those friends also gets a twist. You can use the person's unique BlackBerry PIN or their e-mail address to find them. If you're in the same physical space, one of you can also display your 2D "QR" barcode for the other to optically recognize through the BlackBerry's camera. Lest you fret that managing multiple open chat windows confuse you, you'll find that pressing the Menu key cues you up to switch among open conversations.

Our major complaint is that it's a beast of an app to download, especially if your data connection is weak. While using it over the data network is fine when you're not transferring files, you'd better be in a strong Wi-Fi area when initially downloading the app.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BlackBerry Limited
Publisher web site http://us.blackberry.com/support/business/enterpriseapps/bbm-meetings.html
Release Date October 07, 2009
Date Added October 07, 2009
Version 5.0.0.33
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems BlackBerry OS 1.x/2.x/3.x/4.x
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.8MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 197,550
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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