Finally, BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 has been made available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for all members to download and try out! This new version, 6.0.0.73, has a few cool new stuff but doesn’t really have any major differences from BBM 5.0. Here’s what’s new:

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What’s new in BlackBerry Messenger 6.0?

  • Updated BBM branding
  • More “snappy” and responsive feel
  • Visual distinction of message drafts vs. sent messages
  • Any alerts set for SMS contacts are now preserved in BBM once an SMS contact is integrated with BBM
  • Invite a Text Messaging Contact — it’s now easier to search contacts
  • Location Search — you can now search for a location before sending, similar to the Location Search experience via SMS
  • Location Sending — you can now detect your location with cell tower triangulation or GPS
  • Appointment Sending — sending appointment or calendar events is now a similar experience to that of sending an appointment via SMS

If you’re a member of the Beta Zone, then log in and sign up for this program! If you’re not, what are you waiting for? Register in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and get access to beta apps before they are officially released!