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BlackBerry Messenger official and ready for download



If you’re using the latest version of BBM, you’re most likely running version 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.

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS with new version of BBM included


Photo courtesy of @robinhood_bb

Got a BBM from Ronen this morning that OS is available for the Bold 9700. This is a pretty exciting leak as it’s supposed to come with a new version of BlackBerry Messenger (

Download OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

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BlackBerry Messenger can help your small business stay organized


BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

I have been using BlackBerry Messenger for some time now to organize projects around the office, and I have to say, it is providing some serious competition to my previous solution, Basecamp by 37signals. With the latest updates to BBM, the BlackBerry is an even better tool for SMB (Small to Medium Business).

While BBM doesn’t have all the functionality that Basecamp provides, it does address some core features and it is a solid platform on which to collaborate. Here is a quick guide to using BlackBerry Messenger to run your small business:

Click through for a simple guide to using BlackBerry Messenger in your small business

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 now officially available



UPDATE: To download OTA, go to BlackBerry.com/messenger from your device.

Finally, BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 has launched! The easiest way to download it would be directly from App World, as we’ve been having some issues downloading it from the mobile site at blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger.

The latest version of BlackBerry Messenger features:

  • Avatars can be easily set up and then populated from BlackBerry Contacts.
  • Group Functionality – allows groups of friends, family and personal contacts to stay connected & share experiences instantly on their BlackBerry smartphones:
    • ongoing group chat
    • sharing pictures
    • organizing tasks and events with shared lists and calendars
  • Bar-code identity – easily add/invite contacts to BlackBerry Messenger by displaying a 2-dimensional bar code that the invitees can capture with their BlackBerry camera
  • Large Media File Transfer – up to 6MB
  • Download it now and let us know what you think!


    Are you experiencing problems with BlackBerry Messenger?


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    Recently, a BlackBerry Cool reader wrote in saying:

    “Since 5 PM EST, July 23rd, I started to notice that a lot of my contacts started showing up as ‘contact is unavailable.’ I broadcasted a message to all of my contacts and they seem to be having the same problems! I’m not too sure if this is just a Canadian carrier problem or what, but it has effected Bell, Rogers, and TELUS customers. I’ve asked my friend at RIM and he says they aren’t sure what the problem is.”

    According to DataOutages.com:

    Trouble Ticket Number: 7392092
    Severity: 2-Medium
    Description of Issue: RIM is experiencing latency with PIN messages. This will affect PIN messages, Blackberry Messenger, Service Book delivery, and other Blackberry services.
    Location of Issue: North America and surrounding areas
    Start Time: Jul 23 2009 10:00 AM PDT
    Symptoms you MAY experience: RIM Blackberry users may be unable to send/receive messages or may have difficulty connecting to the network.
    Estimated time of repair: Unknown


    BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 OTA links available UPDATE



    BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 has been available for OTA download over the weekend and you’ve probably seen people Tweeting about it. The good folks at Omie Tech have been creating mirrors and redirects for the downloads because they keep getting pulled and exceeding their bandwidth.

    Go to the OmieTech page for the latest mirrors and downloads for BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.

    Click through for impressions of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0