Blackberry Unveils BBM 2.0 for iOS and Android [u]

BlackBerry has today announced the release of BBM 2.0, a vastly improved version of RIM’s chat applicaion for both iOS and Android. The update brings a number of new features to the two mobile platforms, including BBM Voice, BBM Channels, local sharing with Glympse and Dropbox integration, bringing things up to speed with the native BBM app on BlackBerry devices.

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The most notable feature of BBM 2.0 is that iPhone and Android users can now make voice calls over Wi-Fi or a data connection through BBM Voice. Also new is the BBM Channels feature, a group chat functionality that will let BBM users chat about topics that interest them. Furthermore, BBM 2.0 adds simple file and photo sharing, location sharing powered by Glympse, over 100 new emoticons and Dropbox integration.

“A new version of BBM™ will be available later today for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi or data connection with BBM Voice(i), as well as access BBM Channels. In addition, BBM customers on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry(ii) smartphones will have more to chat about with fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more.”

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Blackberry added 20 million new users to the service in the first few weeks of its launch on iPhone and Android. At the end of last year, BlackBerry announced that there are now 80 million active BBM users.

BBM 2.0 for iOS and other platforms will go live pretty soon so keep checking the App Store link below for the update:

Download BBM for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

Update: the 2.0 update is live in the App Store.

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  • Biggy604

    Does anyone care about BBM anymore, I mean there are other social messaging programs that already do that and more. I believe the BBM hype died as fast as when people downloaded it.

  • Anthony Castellano

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions I guess.

  • Kirk

    Did this update come out yet? I have checked the App Store and I don’t think so. I am in canada. Don’t know if USA already has it?

  • ni io

    dont see it either

  • Biggy604

    I respect that, but out of everyone I added during the whole “#BBM4ALL” release of BBM dont use it anymore with the exception of 1-3 people just posting their random status updates. Which is why I believed the hype has gone as quickly as it came when it first released to the masses.

  • Biggy604

    Its Blackberry, there could have been a delay. As they delayed the initial launch because of “being not ready for it”, mainly could be doing this to hype up BBM for Androids and iOS again before they launch their update.

  • Kirk

    It’s out now

  • Kirk

    It’s out now!

  • Biggy604

    Just updated, liked the channels edition. Now only to have people on my BBM contact list to start using BBM again. Most went back to skype/whatsapp.

  • midnightdoom

    I love this update. Just wish they included the BBM Video.. patients i guess lol.. But Voice works great and channels is an interesting concept