BlackBerry Messenger v188.8.131.52 available in Beta Zone!
After much wait, BlackBerry Messenger v6.0 is now available in Beta Zone. You may not notice many new features in the UI, but it is confirmed that it is compatible with OS 5.0 and 6.0 devices!
Some of the updates & tweaks include:
- Updated BBM branding
- More "snappy" and responsive feel
- Visual distinction of message drafts vs. sent messages
- Any alerts set for SMS contacts are now preserved in BBM once an SMS contact is integrated with BBM
- Invite a Text Messaging Contact -- it's now easier to search contacts
- Location Search -- you can now search for a location before sending, similar to the Location Search experience via SMS
- Location Sending -- you can now detect your location with cell tower triangulation or GPS
- Appointment Sending -- sending appointment or calendar events is now a similar experience to that of sending an appointment via SMS