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Blackberry Messenger 6 – Lets be ‘Social’

Blackberry Messenger 6

Research In Motion (RIM) has recently launched Blackberry Messenger (BBM 6). RIM, the Canadian Company which invented the revolutionary Blackberry Smartphone, has added many new features to the 6th Messenger and has concentrated more on the visual aspects of the software. However the most amazing feature of BBM 6 is the social app layer. The following are the features of this social app:-
Blackberry Messenger 6

  • It enables you to update your status, scores and achievements
  • You can recommend other apps to your friends which they can then download
  • You can display the applications that you are yourself using

Other than the social app BBM 6 has some new features and customizable looks. The color of the contacts and the chat boxes can be changed so that you can easily distinguish between different chats. Also new flashy 6.1 icons are supported in this messenger. RIM has said that Foursquare, The Huffington Post and Wikitude are the companies that will provide BBM apps and later more companies are for sure to be added.

BBM has over 45 million users, mostly teens, and about 70 % of these users use BBM on a daily basis. No doubt the new BBM 6 will be a hit amongst these users, especially with the launch of the social app.

Apple is all set to announce its iPhone 5 which uses LED indicators


An unknown source Mr.T says that next iPhone is going to be a LED indicator next to camera which would apparently flash whenever any App causes notification alert built into iOS or whenever simply notifications pop up like most commonly receiving a text message.

Recently announced iOS has taken notifications to the next level which also suggests the coming of next iPhone equipped with such enhancements so as to bring iPhone at par with other devices. Like Blackberry’s phones, this feature if used in iPhones would certainly make it easier for users to make out if their phone demands their attention.

Apple not the Creator of an SMS-Killer

Apple is seen as the leaders of the technology world and why not as they own a magnificent range of products and Mac OS empowering them that delivers the promising performance and remarkable features to the users. With a number of applications on the list, Apple offers what you can call is a revolution. But you cannot call it a Creator of an SMS-killer! iMessages, one of the apps by Apple in iPhone and iPad, allows its users to message throughout the world without actually messaging. But it is not just the one, another leader in the mobile industry, Blackberry offers Blackberry Messenger to its users that works the same.


This app cannot force the android users to switch their phones as not all your friends have a same taste for iPhone applications. Some may like iMessages but others may not. It is just like some of you have a huge list of friends over Google Talk and some over the MSN and alike! So giving complete credit to Apple is not justified. Also if there is a way to cease the use of SMS in the western world, it is only when Apple, Android and Blackberry team up to formulate an app that could surpass mobile messaging as Trillian is to the internet chatting.

When half of the world is still waiting for the dawn of the next iPhone, the three leaders in this industry are in a quest to overshadow the mobile messaging and creating other apps that could bring more business to their pockets.

No matter what happens to the SMS and their use the companies sending promotional messages will continue to be the diehard user of mobile messaging and will annoy you sending messages to your phone or iPhone!


Blackberry Playbook will support Android apps

Launching on April 19, Blackberry Playbook is almost ready to hit the market. The developers have created something exquisite this time allowing the users to use two optional äpp players”. The Java Blackberry apps and Android applications are supported. The catch with that is, the Blackberry Playbook owners will be able to access 200,000 Android applications already available on the Android market.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet. The power that we have embedded creates one of the most compelling app experiences available in a mobile computing device today,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The upcoming addition of BlackBerry Java and Android apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World will provide our users with an even greater choice of apps and will also showcase the versatility of the platform.”

Certainly it’s a huge announcement from RIM and we all are diligently waiting for the release date of Blackberry Playbook.