BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 official and ready for download

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If you’re using the latest version of BBM, you’re most likely running version 5.0.0.33. If you’re interested in trying the latest BBM, head over to mobile.blackberry.com from your BlackBerry browser.

The most notable difference here is that SMS is built into the BBM experience. Contacts that are in your BBM list, who send you a text message, will have their threaded SMS conversation in the “Chats” section of BBM. This may not be new to those who are on top of the BBM leaks, but it’s the first I’ve noticed it. Other than that, it’s a lot of maintenance work.

  • Danny Choi

    The SMS being a part of bbm is in the 5.0.0.33 version. Its not new.

  • Danny Choi

    The SMS being a part of bbm is in the 5.0.0.33 version. Its not new.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Matt

    @Danny – Strange. I’m using 5.0.0.33 and I never noticed it until I got .55.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Matt

    @Danny – Strange. I’m using 5.0.0.33 and I never noticed it until I got .55.

  • Jim

    Yes, u wont notice it if you’re not using OS 5.0

  • Jim

    Yes, u wont notice it if you’re not using OS 5.0

  • Jim

    Yes, u wont notice it if you’re not using OS 5.0

  • alex

    Question…. Does this update help any with the super slow picture transfer??? That was a huge FAIL!!!! Idk why they changed the way it was from the original bbm, I’m just saying the 5.0 version takes forever to downnload the pics if at all.

  • alex

    Question…. Does this update help any with the super slow picture transfer??? That was a huge FAIL!!!! Idk why they changed the way it was from the original bbm, I’m just saying the 5.0 version takes forever to downnload the pics if at all.

  • ricardo

    What happen to the nick status failure.. Haven’t improved that issue yet.. I thought this Was a patch to fix the problem ..

  • ricardo

    What happen to the nick status failure.. Haven’t improved that issue yet.. I thought this Was a patch to fix the problem ..

  • ricardo

    What happen to the nick status failure.. Haven’t improved that issue yet.. I thought this Was a patch to fix the problem ..

  • fchernyak

    so this is the official version released from rim correct, not the leaked version floating around everywhere?

  • fchernyak

    so this is the official version released from rim correct, not the leaked version floating around everywhere?

  • fchernyak

    so this is the official version released from rim correct, not the leaked version floating around everywhere?

  • Theo

    @ Alex

    The picture transfer is not so slow as the version before 5.0.0.55 … and you’ve got an extra option now, you can see the PREVIEW.

    Some other differences:

    - conversation style has an extra option (new: Stripes);
    - voicenotes you can automatically accept.

  • Theo

    @ Alex

    The picture transfer is not so slow as the version before 5.0.0.55 … and you’ve got an extra option now, you can see the PREVIEW.

    Some other differences:

    - conversation style has an extra option (new: Stripes);
    - voicenotes you can automatically accept.

  • teezy

    Yes, that picture downloading change was the worst!! What ever happened to VIEW? That way, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to save it!!! I like the option there, now your forced to save it.

  • teezy

    Yes, that picture downloading change was the worst!! What ever happened to VIEW? That way, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to save it!!! I like the option there, now your forced to save it.

  • teezy

    Yes, that picture downloading change was the worst!! What ever happened to VIEW? That way, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to save it!!! I like the option there, now your forced to save it.

  • Mattar

    No spell check…

  • Mattar

    No spell check…

  • yellowmac

    i have spell check on my bbm

  • yellowmac

    i have spell check on my bbm

  • Ally

    Tell me sumn….. if u download it from the mobile.blackberry website, will it delete all ur contacts forcing u to add them back? Wen u download new versions from bb help or app world, it automatically syncs ur contacts.

  • Ally

    Tell me sumn….. if u download it from the mobile.blackberry website, will it delete all ur contacts forcing u to add them back? Wen u download new versions from bb help or app world, it automatically syncs ur contacts.

  • Michelle

    my curve 8320 is currently running on OS v4.5.0.81 and BBM v.5.0.0.8.. do i really need to upgrade my BBM to v5.0.0.55? and if i do, will it erase all my BBM contacts and chat history?

  • Michelle

    my curve 8320 is currently running on OS v4.5.0.81 and BBM v.5.0.0.8.. do i really need to upgrade my BBM to v5.0.0.55? and if i do, will it erase all my BBM contacts and chat history?

  • http://blog.phelpstek.com/ Brian

    DON’T INSTALL IT! Ever since I installed it yesterday, my BB has been very slow to respond to button presses. It makes the phone practically useless!

  • http://blog.phelpstek.com/ Brian

    DON’T INSTALL IT! Ever since I installed it yesterday, my BB has been very slow to respond to button presses. It makes the phone practically useless!

  • http://blog.phelpstek.com Brian

    DON’T INSTALL IT! Ever since I installed it yesterday, my BB has been very slow to respond to button presses. It makes the phone practically useless!