Instant Messaging: With 60 million BBM subscribers out there, use this popular BlackBerry messaging app to stay connected with friends, family members and significant others. Communicate in real time with the ability to see when your message is delivered and read. You can also create group chats through the BlackBerry Groups feature. You are not limited to just BBM. Take advantage of Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, IM+ and WhatsApp as well for real time communication. With so many options at your disposal, it’s no wonder BlackBerry users use Instant Messaging services more on a daily basis than Apple or Android users (GFK Group, North American In-Market Tracker Data).
Social Networks: Your BlackBerry comes equipped with the most popular social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Stay in touch by sending out a tweet or posting on someone’s wall. Have a more personal message? Send a direct message that others can’t see. For an added bonus, Facebook and Twitter are both BBM connected apps! Automatically share your Facebook status or latest tweet with your BBM friends right from within the app. LinkedIn will also be a BBM connected app on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform launching early next year.
Email: If you don’t want to limit yourself to a certain number of characters, try email, an option synonymous with BlackBerry. Receive alerts when messages are sent to any of your personal and/or business emails. You can also receive Facebook and Twitter notifications to your email. RIM will take this another level with BlackBerry 10 where users will be able to view every message, including BBMs, texts, emails and social media updates from a shared interface called BlackBerry Hub.
Photo: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Through various photo apps on BlackBerry, use images and captions to get your message across. Foto Cards, Photo Notes and MOLOME each simplify communications by letting you add captions and other information to a photo for distribution.
When you need to get your message across quickly, BlackBerry is renowned for its QWERTY keyboard. Type fast and accurately so you can truly get your message across! If you are a touchscreen fan, BlackBerry 10 will feature a touchscreen keyboard that will adapt to your typing style. A new predictive text function will detect commonly used words and display them above, needing just a quick upwards swipe onto the text box for amazingly fast one handed typing.