Blackberry Messenger (BBM) Updated v126.96.36.199
RIM quietly updated the BBM program to version 188.8.131.52 in App World today. If you have not seen the indicator on your phone yet, do a quick battery pull and see if it shows up. If not you might now be one of the lucky ones that are able to download it yet.
BBM 6 launches today and a selection of BBM connected apps are already available on BlackBerry App WorldTM.
“BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Alistair Mitchell, VP, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at Research In Motion. “It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences.”
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.
Download BBM v184.108.40.206 in the BlackBerry App World