Viber Releases Viber Messaging App for BlackBerry With Voice Coming After

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Viber is hugely popular internationally and they have been working on a BlackBerry client for awhile now. They just let us know this morning that they have released the first public beta of their BlackBerry client. Keep in mind that this beta initially only offers Viber Messaging which allows you to send text and picture messages. Here is how they describe it:

Both Viber for BlackBerry Beta and Viber for Windows Phone 7 Beta initially offer Viber Messaging, allowing users to exchange text and high-quality photo messages and share locations with other Viber users. Viber seamlessly integrates with the devices’ interface, instantly identifying existing contacts who already have Viber installed so users do not need to go through a “friend request” process. The full release for both platforms, including Viber’s signature HD-quality free voice calling, will be released as soon as it meets Viber’s quality standards.

In other words we have to wait for voice calling. I am just hoping they are ready at launch for BlackBerry 10 support! Viber for BlackBerry Beta runs on BlackBerrys with OS 5.0+ and you can get it in App World or directly or get redirected from Viber at www.viber.com/blackberry.

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  1. This app looks sweet.. but it would be even better if 1. it was coming to the PlayBook and 2. it had video chat capability.

  2. Awesome! So excited to see more big name apps coming RIM’s way! Can’t wait till we get voice calls and once BB10 is out Video calls come too. It’s gonna kill Skype!

  3. Hi,

    This is a member of the Viber R&D Team!

    Thank you for your review. We are always delighted to hear about users’ experiences.

    Please feel free to let us know your thoughts, questions and comments, we’d be happy to hear from you.
    Viber Team

  4. Waiting for voice call on BB

    • @salk -

      Releasing the beta version with messaging only is only the first step. We are working around the clock to bring the VoIP feature to our fans, and we hope to complete it within the next few to several months. We’ll keep you posted with news.

  5. Why does Viber is not working on my 8900 curve? It’s says that :
    This item is not supported for your device. &
    The Item is not available for your Device Model, Device OS, Carrier and Country combination.
    I live in Italy my carrier is WIND and my OS is : 4.6.1 . Yes, I’ve been trying to update my OS but it seems that I have the lastest one!
    Let me know.
    Thanks!

  6. I have joined viber now with my blackberry 9780 but it cannot make calls only sms are going through

    • Viber for Blackberry still does not offer our calling services.

      Releasing the beta version with messaging only is only the first step. We are working around the clock to bring the VoIP feature to our fans, and we hope to complete it within the next few months. We’ll keep you posted with news.

  7. does viber support samsung galaxy s plus? when can we expect voip for blackberry?

  8. I could not activate my viber using blackberry 9790 using etisalat. i did not receive the access code via sms. Please help!

  9. Why isn’t Viber working on my Blackberry 9300

  10. Please don’t send me these messages again – unscribe me now

  11. Can viber work on my BB storm 2 with OS 5

    • Which Blackberry Storm 2 exactly do you mean? (For example, Blackberry Storm 2 9550)

      Viber should generally support OS5, but it officially supports only specific devices. The full list can be found here: http://bit.ly/IHHSVy

      Anyway, you can simply try it out by downloading and installing ;)

  12. Thanks. it worked on my BB storm 2 9550. But when is the voice calls coming up?

  13. does viber works on bb 9500 ?? plz let me knw soon n if it works from where can i get it thanku ^^

  14. I have a BB 9300 and messages are delayed by days when sometimes but not always. Is anyone else experiencing these delays?

  15. My friends are using android are they are communicating through viber. I am using Blackberry 8520 and waiting for voice call. Can you please tell me the exact date when you are goin to launch the beta version?

  16. My friends are using android and they are communicating through viber. I am using Blackberry 8520 and waiting for voice call. Can you please tell me the exact date when you are goin to launch the beta version?

  17. i have just downloaded it on my blackberry and have found that my messages aunt sending i can receive them but i cant send anything it is really irritating does anyone know what is the matter with it??? i have tried deleting it then re adding it turning m phone of and then turning it back on it wouldn’t normally bother me but there not sending at all the only time then are sending is when he sends on to me then it finally sends other wise there just sitting there with a little arrow thing next to what i wrote some one please HELP!!! i need to fix it and i don’t know how

  18. Hi.may I have viber for my phon.my phon is bb curve 8900

  19. im planning to buy bb 9320. can viber work also using that unit. thanks.

  20. I can’t download viber in my device., it says “this application is not applicable in you device or in you carrier., what should I do?

  21. Unfortunately we still don’t have speific release dates for our voice service on Blackberry. We’re working around the clock, and once we have news we’ll let you know.

    @joy and @sasan -
    You can check our the complete list of officially support BB devices here: http://bit.ly/IHHSVy

    @Miguel -
    Which BB exactly do you have?

    @jadeblueberry118 -
    Have you made sure this isn’t a network-related issue? Have you tested it in a few different WiFi networks?
    Also, please specify which country you’re located in, and which cellular network you’re subscribed to.

  22. why viber of my blackberry bold 9900 says the viber is unavailable for this device. Few weeks i can used it but now its not working.

  23. When should we expect viber for blackberry playbook???

    • Unfortunately we still don’t have planned release dates for Viber for Playbook.

      Once we have official news, we will publish it on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

  24. to activate viber and receive the code via sms on my bb9300, it says the radio need to be on. I do not have radio on bb9300. what should i do?,

    • @hamdzah -

      “radio” should have nothing to do with Viber… we are not sure we fully understand the problem.

      Have you made sure this isn’t a problem with your Blackberry device itself?

  25. Waiting for voice call plz….
    Try to make it soon………

  26. Why can’t I download Viber on my Blackberry Curve 9320 with OS 7.0?

  27. Hey, I have a Blackberry Curve 9320 and I downloaded Viber successfully and it works properly when I’m on 3g but when I turn to wifi, I can’t send and accept messages. Every other apps are working with wifi, just Viber isn’t. What can I do?

    • It could be that the network you are connected to is blocking Viber’s traffic.

      1. First, please try uninstalling and reinstalling Viber when connecting to a few different WiFi networks (in order to pinpoint the source of the problem). What are the results?
      2. Also, please make sure the following ports are enabled (“forwarded”) on your routers or firewalls:
      TCP: 5242 + 4244
      UDP: 5243 + 9785

      (if you are not sure how to enable ports, you may contact your router manufacturer)

  28. I didn’t receive my access code, I have a Blackberry BOLD 9900 os 7.0 my operator is Maroc Telecom (Itissalat al maghreb) my country is morocco xx

    • Hi,

      The authorities in Morocco have decided to block Viber in the whole country, and that is why you are experiencing this issue. Unfortunately there is not much we can do to help :(
      Try contacting the authorities and ask for the reason for this block.

  29. i have a blackberry torch 9860 and my messages arent sending. so after about 10 minutes it would say your mesage to ___ did not send. retry? what do i do?

  30. yes it does happen on both. im from australia and optus.

  31. Good app! Just Wailting voice for BB.

  32. Viber doesn’t work with wifi on? i have BB 9220.

  33. Any idea abt the voice calls?????
    Make it fast .waiting for calls..

  34. Am using BB touch 9800 but I don get no tex to start ma viber plzZzzz help

  35. Hi, why VIBER dont work on blackberry bold 9000 ?

  36. when will we experience the calls in viber for the blackberry?

  37. Hello guys!! Keep up the good work! It looks great! The only annoying thing that i spent a lot of money on the 9900 not to have any app to talk free like skype or viber. . And with a cheap andoid samsung you have both the apps. . How hard can it be since the rest of tje companies have it a while ago. .Please give us a hint or a date! Thanks

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately we still don’t have a concrete release date.
      We are working around the clock to complete it as soon as possible, and once we have any substantial news, we’ll post it through our official Facebook and Twitter pages.

  38. Any guesses when voice version can be released? Roughly?

    • @raees -

      Unfortunately we still don’t have estimations for the release of the new update. As a lesson from previous releases, we decided not to publish official time frames for the release, so if unexpected delays occur, our fans will not be disappointed.

      We do promise however to keep our users posted through our official Facebook page and HelpDesk.

  39. I downloaded Viber on my Berry and started with the whole setup process untill I get to the Access Code bit….It does not want to accept the code, I then requested new code, got that and it still keep saying…..Enter the 4 digit code you received via SMS…….

    Please help
    Thanx :)

    • Hi,

      Viber system is currently experiencing connectivity issues. This is related to our hosting provider (Amazon) that is having a major problem that also affects many other services worldwide.

      Amazon is on it, and we hope that with their help we’ll be able to restore Viber’s service soon.

      We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

  40. My Viber is not working since yesterday Oct.22, 2012

    Message: Viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked. Please try again later. I wonder others are working. Hope this can be fixed the soonest, many thanks.

  41. There are some problem with viber app on BB Bold 9900. you can see the thread below about the discussion on the same….

    http://www.techsummary.in/index.php?topic=9467.msg10378;topicseen#msg10378

  42. Hi everyone,

    Viber system is currently experiencing connectivity issues. This is related to our hosting provider (Amazon) that is having a major problem that also affects many other services worldwide.

    Amazon is on it, and we hope that with their help we’ll be able to restore Viber’s service soon.

    We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

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