BBM 2.0 rolling out today!
Starting later today, BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users will be able to download an updated BBM that includes BBM Channels, BBM Voice, local sharing with Glympse, Dropbox integration and much more.
Leaked OS 10.2.1.1925 for the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z10
Alright, time to put down the eggnog and grab your USB cables if you're into loading up leaks. O...S 10.2.1.1925 has arrived for the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z10 (1/2/3/4) in the CrackBerry Forums with notice that other devices such as the Q10 and Q5 will be supported shortly. At this point, there's no list of changes but I'm sure it won't take long before one appears.
As always, the usual disclaimer applies here. Be sure to perform a full backup using BlackBerry Link before you install any OS. Check out our full tutorial on using an autoloader here and don't hold us responsible should anything go bad (though you can always reload your OS).
Others will be added later. I still have no power and signal in my area from the ice storm
Q5/10 will come tomorrow
Leaked: OS 10.2.1.1055 for BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, Q5
BlackBerry users are getting a new leaked OS today, by way of version 10.2.1.1055 for the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, and Q5. The build is said to be bringing a load of new features, including an Android runtime that allows you to load Android app APKs directly.
Download OS 10.2.1.1055:...
Q10, Q5 : https://mega.co.nz/…
Z10 STL100-1 : https://mega.co.nz/…
Z10 STL100-2,3,4 : https://mega.co.nz/…
BBM for iPhone now LIVE in India! Go grab it here and share with your friends - http://bit.ly/1by9fzb
Note: BBM Channels Beta users can't chat with Android & iPhone users. You need to downgrade or wait for Channels Beta update
Are you ready to fill your BBM? BBM for Android rolls out tomorrow at 7am EDT (4:30pm India) on Google Play Store! Spread the news and share the love.
Note: Uninstalling WhatsApp will gain you a minimum of ~2hrs battery life. The more you share, the more you earn
BBM available for Android September 21 and iPhone September 22!!
FINALLY! BBM is going cross platform for real and will be available to Android users on September 21 and iPhone users on September 22!
After what seemed like months of waiting, BBM will finally be going cross-platform this week. In just a few days, Android and iOS users will be able to download and use BBM including chats, groups and file sharing with other features (including BBM Channels) to be added later thi...s year. Users will be assigned a unique PIN just as BlackBerry users have had in the past.
BBM will be available as a free download for Android users running ICS and Jelly Bean starting at 7am on September 21st. iPhone users will be able to download BBM on iOS 6 and iOS 7 starting at 12:01AM on September 22nd.
Keep reading for the full press release.
BBM Channels (BBOS + BB10)
Come join us as we begin beta testing BBM Channels! What is BBM Channels, you ask? BBM Channels is a new social networking feature within BBM that extends the sharing experience beyond your friendship circle –allowing channel creators to amass an unlimited number of followers. Express yourself with BBM Channels. Create, edit & publish in an instant. Or connect to the people, communities and brands you love – receive timely posts and participate by c...ommenting on, liking and sharing posts.
Help us out in the following ways ...
SHARE: YOU are the most important part of this beta test. YOU will help shape the BlackBerry BBM Channels product, and the content that we will share with the community during and after this beta phase. We encourage you to regularly contribute to this beta test with like and comments on posted content.
CONNECT: If we know more about you, we can serve you better. Fill out your info on your profile. Add your photo. Let us know who you are and where you’re from. This will help us and other users connect with you.
BE POLITE: No spam or "flooding": Don't post repeatedly or flood any comment streams. It's annoying to other members and creates unnecessary work for the moderators. No inconsiderate or illegal behavior. This includes:
No insulting or belittling. Please don’t say anything inappropriate, even if it is done in a joking manner.
No threatening anyone, including other users or the company.
No posting content that is sexually or violently graphic in nature.
No swearing. This includes words that imply swearing.
Smartphone major BlackBerry today unveiled its latest touch and type handset Q5 at a price of Rs 24,990, which will be available in the market from July 20.
"The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers the full BlackBerry 10 functionality as well as access to the growing catalog of BlackBerry 10 apps. With its physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, it gives customers the best of both worlds," Managing Director for India at BlackBerry, Sunil Lalvani said.
BlackBerry Q5 launch price... is closest to Chinese firm Huawei's Ascend Mate smartphone which was launched around a month back with 4050 mAh (milliampere-hour) battery. Blackberry Q5 has 2180 mAH non-removable battery.
BlackBerry Q5 has 3.1 inch screen, comes with 8 Gigabyte of in-built storage, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and flash, 2 MP front camera. The phone has 1.2 Ghz dual core processor.
The past one month has seen a series of smartphone launches in India by players including Micromax and LG, which has reworked its strategy to revive mobile phone business.
BlackBerry Q5 is among highest priced phone, after LG Optimus G Pro, that had been launched in India within last one month. Micromax launched it Canvas 4 phone for Rs 17,999.
BlackBerry Q5, however, is priced at half of its most expensive model - Q10.