Tomorrow marks a milestone for BlackBerry. On August 1, 2005 BlackBerry launched v1.0 of BlackBerry Messenger, which was originally planned for release as a part of BES 4.1. Initially called QuickMessenger during development, Jeremy Kettle coined the term BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) during a meeting.
BlackBerry has compiled a great write-up over at Inside BlackBerry on the origins of BBM, as well as recapped some of the more memorable BBM moments.
In 2015 we’ve already had three major releases, and we’re not slowing down. I’ll have more to share soon about the next update to BBM, but in the meantime, let’s celebrate 10 years of keeping in touch, 10 years of making plans, 10 years of getting together, and 10 years of sharing moments with friends.
You can use this avatar as your BBM profile photo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BBM.
What are some of your most cherished BBM memories? Let us know in the comments below!