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    Apple to challenge BBM with iMessage



    Today at Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote event, Apple has announced the upcoming additions for iOS 5. One of these features is a native messenger app called iMessage, which is basically a copycat of BlackBerry Messenger. iMessage touts an all-inclusive (text, photos, videos, meta-info like contacts) messaging platform by which any two iOS 5 users can chat and trade files securely, over WiFi or 3G. Advanced features like read receipts, live typing indicators, etc. Tight integration with notifications, and non-invasive pop-in of incoming messages. Multi-tasking friendly. We knew this was bound to happen, but will it be enough to catch the eye of those users sticking to BlackBerry mainly for the use of BBM?

    Will this new messaging platform send you off into the abyss of Apple?, or, is a Apple messaging platform not enough to pull you from your RIM podium? Leave us a comment below on how you feel about this news! Don't forget to vote in our poll above.



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    I think the better question is how many of rim's legitimate patents are being infringed upon with this one. I smell Lawsuits.

    And since when do iphone's do real non-pseudo multitasking? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSLEnterprises View Post
    I think the better question is how many of rim's legitimate patents are being infringed upon with this one. I smell Lawsuits.

    And since when do iphone's do real non-pseudo multitasking? lol
    Good point, this thought crossed my mind as well. Be interesting to see what happens this week.

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    The new iOS 5 update is 744mb in size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    The new iOS 5 update is 744mb in size.
    Well, that is just the beta, so it has testing tools and feedback bloatware (which the user has no control over) so its expected. Its only 45mb larger than the existing 4.3.3 for the iphone 4 ipsw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSLEnterprises View Post
    Well, that is just the beta, so it has testing tools and feedback bloatware (which the user has no control over) so its expected. Its only 45mb larger than the existing 4.3.3 for the iphone 4 ipsw.
    I thought it seemed overly HUGE compared to the current iOS.

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    If they think they are so great, then why are they copying BBM?

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