BBM To Allow Custom PINs?

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Our beloved BBM is growing right before our eyes. With the introduction of iOS, Android  and soon Windows Phone 8 apps, BlackBerry seeks to make BBM the ultimate messaging app. From the  latest Beta we see stickers, a BBM Shop, sponsored invites, and now comes the rumor of potentially being able to create a unique BBM…

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BBM for BlackBerry Beta Updated In Beta Zone

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BlackBerry is rolling out a new update to their BBM beta program this afternoon. The update brings the addition of sponsored content and invites. As we reported earlier, the BBM team was testing ads on Android and iPhone users, and it seems now the BlackBerry side of BBM will be getting the test as well….

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Chen says BlackBerry Comeback Success a 50% Chance

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BlackBerry’s new CEO, John Chen, has been quite blunt with his attempt at steering the BlackBerry ship back to profitability. In a recent interview with The Financial Post, Chen says he believes the company has a 50% chance at a successful comeback. In order for BlackBerry to regain lost marketshare, Chen says the company’s success…

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BBM Ads Never In Chats; Here Are Three Ways

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Yesterday, we let you guys know BlackBerry is testing ads in their external BBM beta program, and that more than likely, sponsored content would be making its way onto the official apps as well soon. BlackBerry has decided to publish a blog post “The Truth About Advertising In BBM” this afternoon detailing what exactly this…

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Multi-Platform BBM Getting Ads Soon

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Many have wondered how BlackBerry would monetize BBM now that it’s gone multi-platform. We previously reported that BlackBerry was looking to use ‘sponsored invites’ through BBM Channels, as outlined in a Beta Zone survey. Furthermore, we explained why BBM would remain free on other platforms due to BBM Channels. According to the Android BBM beta,…

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Tango Messenger Now Available In BlackBerry World

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While BBM is expanding its reach by going to Windows Phone, another messaging app has made its way onto BB10. Tango Messenger is a very popular messaging service that, like WhatsApp, uses your phone number to connect you with others. Tango has over 160m users worldwide making it bigger than BBM at the moment as…

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BBM Compared to Competition – Here’s How It Stacks Up

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BBM is finally venturing into uncharted waters of the multi-platform instant messenger game. Since BBM’s release on iOS and Android, total monthly active BBM users comes to about 85 Million. However, some of BBM’s competition has quite the lead in terms of user base. WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook, has over 450 Million active users,…

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