RIM announced details about the upcoming BBM 6.0 at Mobile World Congress earlier this week and now we have a leaked version of it. This version is only compatible with OS 6.0. We are not sure what this build includes and not sure how stable it is, install at your own RISK.
Some of the features that RIM highlighted include:
- File Transfer API – This allows developers to create apps that transfer files between users without any backend infrastructure. This can also be used to transfer moves in a chess game or share the full contents of an article.
- That same File Transfer API will also will allow for users to send songs to friends. Maybe make a VoIP call, or even send Video Chats (hopefully?) Theban says in the video this will be the infrastructure RIM will build more functionality on.
- Initiate a game play with a BBM friend. If friend does not have the game it will direct them to App World to download it.
- Chat with other people using an app in real time. In other words you will be seeing way more dating sites showing up with BlackBerry apps.
I installed with no problem but was asked for a keycode after reboot, the keycode provided for the last Betazone update worked for me. Others are saying you may need to delete the official version before installing. Try at your own luck.
Warning: This is not an official release and is recommended to do a backup before installing.