Its been a busy day for Beta Zone members. RIM has now released BBM version 188.8.131.52. RIM is always tweaking its popular messaging program, and just when you thought they could not possible add anything more they always surprise us. Be sure to head on over to the Beta Zone to get this update.
Here are the new features and enhancements for BlackBerry Messenger 6.2:
Animated display pictures
- More animated display pictures are now built into BBM. Change your picture to suit your mood.
Change your name or message inline
- You can quickly change your name or status message without leaving your contact list by clicking the text at the top of the screen. To exit inline editing, just scroll down.
You can still access your profile screen by clicking your display picture.
Streamlined voice notes
- When your convenience key set to open BBM, if you highlight a contact in BBM and press the convenience key, you can start recording a voice note. Once you're done, pressing the
convenience key again will send the voice note. Group chats. You can return to the default
color at any time.
BlackBerry Tag enhancements -
Adding contacts has never been easier. If your BlackBerry smartphone supports NFC technology, you can turn on the Allow Automatic Invitations by Tapping option. Then, as
long as you or someone else has BBM open, you can add each other as contacts by
aligning the backs of your smartphones.
This feature requires that you both have the latest version of BBM installed on
smartphones that support NFC technology.
Resend a message
- If a message didn't send (for example, if your smartphone was outside of a wireless
coverage area), you can highlight the message and select Resend from the menu.
- When typing the name of a contact or group, the search ignores special characters and
emoticons to make it easier to find what you're looking for.