BlackBerry Users, BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6) is Here!

BlackBerry Users, BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6) is Here!

Research in Motion (RIM) may have been facing steep challenges in the “platform wars” against big players like Google, Apple, and Microsoft; but it’s viable for the Canadian phone maker to reverse what could be a chaotic less-rosy recent fortunes.

As long as the company continues innovating great functionalities on its current BlackBerry OS and the upcoming BB OS 7 phones like the BB Bold 9900 and 9930, and of course if they successfully transition to QNX – RIM could win the competition.

And by winning that basically means winning the consumers. Definitely RIM understand that best end-user software experience is important to the company strategically, and that could be the reason for optimizing its instant messenger app, the BlackBerry Messenger.

Just few hours ago, RIM announced the availability of BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6) with a new and revolutionary social experience for BBM users. The best part of BBM 6 is the App Integration which enables users to easily interact with each other from within the BBM connected app. To give you a better picture of how the new BBM 6 exactly work, take a look at the video demo below of the upcoming Foursquare app for BlackBerry smartphones.

Some of the additional functionality users can expect to see with BBM connected applications include the ability to:

  • Share app experiences with friends – When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.
  • Have a BBM chat within apps – Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting. For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.
  • Discover apps through friends – Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.

You can learn more details about BlackBerry Messenger 6 through the official press release after the break. [Thanks, Joy!]

Click to Read Press Release

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