Hide the BBM Action Bar for More Screen Space on Android & iPhone

One of the complaints I have been getting from BBM users on Android and iPhone is that they do not have much screen space once the keyboard pops up. Sadly BlackBerry does not have a simple wizard for configuring these options at first launch but they thankfully do have a fix. If you hit the…


Dev Modifies BBM for Android to Run Two Accounts on One Device

This seems almost inevitable once you think about it. A dev over at XDA forum has managed to modify BBM for Android to run the app twice on once device. That means you can have two accounts running on one device simultaneously. I cannot find the original XDA link but did a nice write…


BBM Channels Exiting Beta Shortly – Voice and Video Calling Coming to Android and iPhone “Within Months”

BlackBerry has been really cagey about when the future of BBM will unfold but they have been pretty straight about what is coming. Andrew Bocking, EVP of BBM at BlackBerry, took the stage at CBC’s The Morning Edition to state that “we have other ideas on how to monetize the service” aka BBM. He said…


BBM Now Available For All Throughout Africa on iOS and Android

BlackBerry gave Samsung a 3 day exclusive lead on the launch of BBM due to some joint marketing efforts. Now we are happy to report that BBM is available for all of Africa on Android and iOS. You can check them both out at


BBM for Android Updated With Performance and Bug Fixes

   It seems like BlackBerry pushed an update today to BBM for Android. I am loving this rapid development pace though I hope they add some more headlining features shortly. The new version has the following change log: Bug fixes and performance enhancements Support for additional Android devices Check out the update here in Google…


Dear BlackBerry… PLEASE Show BBM “Suggested Contacts” on iPhone & Android

One of the main things that made WhatsApp popular was how it sucked in your phones address book and presented your contacts using the service. BlackBerry added a similar feature in BBM 10 that would scan your address book for potential BBM contacts (by BBID email I think) but they hid it on the third…


BlackBerry Aware of Suspicious BBM for Android Reviews (5 Star & 1 Star Reviews)

  Some of you have been letting us know about suspicious five star AND one star reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play. While there are many valid reviews a minority of them seem to be the same review in similar broken English. The users have Google+ accounts and need them to leave a…


BBM on Android Has A Great Widget

Those of you trying out BBM on Android may have noticed that BlackBerry snuck a new feature into the new release. The app now has a widget on Android that allows you to access all of your BBM chats from your homescreen in a resizable 4×4 square widget. It works quite well and is very…

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