BlackBerry Messenger

'Find Friends on BBM' can now match your contact list to people using the service

'Find Friends on BBM' can now match your contact list to people using the service

Andrew Martonik 44

See which of your friends are already using BBM and quickly send a PIN invite BBM is introducing a new feature today that makes it easier to find your friends on the service. Just like you'll often find on social networking and messaging apps, BBM can now look through your phone's contact listings to see which of those people are already using BBM but aren't yet able to chat with you....

BlackBerry: Android and iOS combined for 40 million new BBM registrations in 60 days

BlackBerry: Android and iOS combined for 40 million new BBM registrations in 60 days

Phil Nickinson 51

CEO drops cryptic hint at desire for 'BlackBerry experience' on Android A few small nuggets of Android news out of BlackBerry's otherwise not-exactly-uplifting quarterly earnings report this morning. We'll break it down here in handy bullet-point form: More than 40 million new BBM registrations have come from Android and iOS in the past two months. BlackBerry didn't break it down...

BBM has an annoying persistent notification — but you might not want to turn it off

BBM has an annoying persistent notification — but you might not want to turn it off

Jerry Hildenbrand 177

That persistent icon is there for a very good reason, and it's not going to get 'fixed' any time soon One of the biggest gripes from people who tried BBM during the original failed launch was that you had to live with a persistent notification in your status bar. BlackBerry responded with a setting in the beta version — which found its way into today's actual launch — that allows you to...