BlackBerry Messenger version 126.96.36.199 is now available as a beta in the BlackBerry Beta Zone but we haven’t heard much about an official release. According to one source’s leaked info, RIM is going to release BBM as part of the BlackBerry 7 OS later this month. Here is a note that’s being sent out:
Please be advised that BlackBerry® Messenger 6.0 for BlackBerry smartphones is scheduled to release as part of BlackBerry® 7 OS and will be available in BlackBerry App World™ storefront on July 27, 2011.”
BBM 6.0 will supposedly include the following new features and changes:
- BBM connected apps: Users can connect supported apps to BBM and benefit from additional social features, including additional chat options, the ability to share app activity, and more.
- Adding contacts: The Invite screen has been improved so that users can quickly type contact information in the field at the top of the screen.
- BBM™ Groups: Users can share links to GPS locations, podcasts, and webpages with a group.
- Chats: Users can send and receive appointments
Keep in mind that this is just a rumor until RIM officially announces it. Still, I wonder if that means we could be seeing an earlier than expected launch for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 even though it’s set for a launch in late August. What do you all think (or hope)?
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Rumor: BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 Releasing On July 27 As Part Of The BlackBerry 7 OS?
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:46:26 GMT