BBM Meetings supports HD video chat with 25 participants

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry launched its new collaboration app for BlackBerrys - and other mobile platforms - today on Thursday with BBM Meetings. What does it do? Well, as you might expect it turns

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry’s BBM update includes timed messages and retraction

BlackBerry has just announced the latest update of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, which promises to give users more control over their privacy. On Friday, BlackBerry unveiled a slew of new features with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So


BlackBerry unveils plans for monetizing BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry surprise beneficiary of Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Yesterday social media giant Facebook Inc. announced it is acquiring instant messaging app WhatsApp Inc. in a deal totalling US$19 billion - the sum of $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Messenger: On iOS, Android and social networking

On Tuesday, BlackBerry CEO and President Thorsten Heins announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be made available on iOS and Android devices later this summer. The popular messaging app was seen by many to be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2013 Karim Kanji

New BlackBerry Messenger adds voice

One of the few remaining differentiators for Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones is its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, and with the launch of BBM 7 this week RIM is looking to build on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry 10 to enhance BBM to include video chat

BlackBerry 10 smartphones, slated to come in early 2013, will rely heavily on improved BlackBerry Messenger social networking tools, including new video chat capabilities, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told shareholders during

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

What to expect when moving from BlackBerry to iPhone

  by Kye Husbands So you’re contemplating the jump from BlackBerry to iPhone and wondering what you should expect. Having done the same thing a few months ago, I wanted to share my

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2012 Kye Husbands

RIM services ‘fully restored’ though cause for failure unknown, CEO says

Update: BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.But officials still don't have a definitive cause for the failure of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 13th, 2011 John Ribeiro

S.O.S. for SMS: Never pay for text messages again

We love to text. We just hate paying for it.First, with apologies to Celine Dion, let’s talk about love: ouraddiction to texting is a global phenomenon.Canadians send a staggering 199 million text messages

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

Cameron must be off his chump to call for social media ban

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s threat of blocking social media sites and BlackBerry Messenger service in reaction to rioting in London and surrounding cities is pure folly. The logic of cutting off everyone’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Will BlackBerry users get BBM 6’s message

By Nestor E. Arellano Imagine being able to send an instant message to your colleagues while you’re doing something on a productivity application in your phone. Better yet, picture how cool it would

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry gets UK win amidst company turmoil

RIM's BlackBerry might be losing to Android and the iPhone around the world but it is still packing in new users in the UK, research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has reported.In the 12

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2011 John E. Dunn