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BlackBerry Messenger 7.0.1 Now Available with BBM Voice for OS 5.0+

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BlackBerry has been testing BBM with support for BBM Voice on BlackBerry OS 5.0+ devices for awhile in the Beta Zone. It is now ready for prime time and they have released this upgrade to BBM for all OS 5.0+ devices. This essentially allows BBM 5 devices in on the BBM Voice game.

Here are the features of BBM 7:

  • Multi-tasking with Split-screen feature – Customers can do more while they talk, such as check other BBM text chats, check email, or navigate to other apps while engaged on a BBM Voice call. They can start a call in an instant, and switch between texting and talking, or text and talk at the same time. They can also for example, send a picture to a contact while they are talking with them.
  • Clear Visual Indicator – Customers can see when contacts are available for a voice call.
  • Convenient Compatibility with Accessories – Customers can use their favorite accessories, such as a Bluetooth® or wired headset, or use their BlackBerry smartphone’s speakerphone.
  • Simple BlackBerry ID Synchronization – Customers can set up BBID to link their BBM profile, Groups and Contacts with the BBID for easy backup and restore. BBID is required for BBM Voice and this can be set up when upgrading. The data will also carry over when they move to BlackBerry® 10.

Check it out in BlackBerry World or at

15 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. after upgrading to this version BBM has disappeared from my phone. i tried rebooting but nothing happened. the phone said that the application is installed but i cant find it anywhere. i cant even delete the app so i can reinstall it. what do i do?

  2. I have the same problem, after upgrading I cant find BBM and there is no option to delete so I can reinstall. HELP!!

  3. same problem, can’t find BBM after update and cannot delete. Doesn’t appear to have solution here either, HELP x 2!!!

  4. I had to downgrade back to the older version on my 8520 as it kept giving me issues connecting to my wifi on v7

    • Could you tell us how to downgrade back to bbm 5? Even saying it’s a 520 when we uninstall 7 and download from the BB site we get version 7. Thanks for your help.

  5. Same to my 8520, I have updated my bbm to 7.0.1 it keeps me giving a problem with my wifi.. It says insuficient wireless coverage blah blah blah.. Share anyone if you have fix for this thanks.

  6. why i cant find my BBM on BBM World?? O.O and why i cant update my BBM 6.2 into BBM 7.1?? it says Unavailable to your device.. 🙁

    • Hi u said unavible for this device therses to 2 problems 1 ur service provider doesn’t provide bbm 2 ur device is not 5.0 or up the solutions for both 1 switch service providers 2 get blackberry desktop software amd update ur bbm I hope this was helpful also for 2 go to youtube and serch for how to download os 5 for bb whatever

  7. after upgrading my bbm, it doesnt work. i cant set it up. worst i cant delete or uninstall it….help….pls….what to do?

  8. any suggestion what to do Mr. Ronen Halevy……

  9. why my BBM OS 7 not Upgrade

  10. upgrade error cannot upgrade temporarry server error i do all the battery pull, and also register, even wiping my bb but it doesn’t work hikss

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