BBM for iOS and Android this summer

Discussion in 'BlackBerry' started by Andrew8468, May 14, 2013.

  1. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    So what does BBM do that iMessage won't? And its a free download but is there a charge for use?
     
  3. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    iMessage is not on other operating systems from what I have seen.
     
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    True. And until this summer, neither was BBM. But what is the difference between the 2 regarding functionality?
     
  5. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Channels, Video, Chat finding new users using wikitude or other location based services.

    I haven't used it since September but from what I remember it is more social where as imessage is more texting with people that you already know.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Knowing Apple they'll probably turn iMessage into a clone of BBM just to compete with it.
     
  7. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Can claim that they invented it all along like cut & paste and the notifications.
     
  8. Inspector6

    Inspector6 Member

    I think the future of the mobile computing, which is what smart phones are quickly becoming, will have to be cross platform based. I'm a BlackBerry user and I have to say the newest BlackBerry's are open to other platforms as a big part of the re-building BlackBerry by the new blood running the business. It only took them almost loosing everything to see that corporate devices only wasn't where the world is going.
     
  9. AmuN

    AmuN Member

  10. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I was going to try BBM but I really like Go SMS Pro. If you have Android give it a shot. It's a great replacement for the stock SMS app and its free. My plan through our company has unlimited SMS so I just use that app. If I didn't have unlimited SMS I would give BBM a shot. Is is really that good?
     
  11. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I only text stuff like "Wanna go eat?", and then only rarely. I can't see myself getting excited over a messaging app.
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    iMessage is pretty much the same thing right? I've already got that.


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  13. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Is iMessage cross platform?

    I couldn't get it to work on my ipad after I got rid of my iphone.
     
  14. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

  15. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Turning it on in settings usually works.

    There are plenty of cross-platform 3rd party apps that aren't associated with the steaming pile that Blackberry is now.


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  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    It's a free app. I downloaded it. I am on the fake waiting list while they pretend they have a huge queue ....
     
  17. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Apple has a waiting list and a queue?
     
  18. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Bloatware. No wonder BM is circling the toilet.


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  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent


    Blackberry has a queue. The App is downloaded but I need to get an e-mail from BlackBerry to actually use it.
     
  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Well I am through the queue and activated. Not too long of a wait.
     

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