BBM for iPhone line ups over, fast access now for everyone

BBM for iPhone line ups over, fast access now for everyone

When BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone debuted there was a waiting list to gain access. That's always a good way to mitigate against massive server loads, but not a great way to satisfy everyone who wants on now, now, now. Well, looks like the waiting list is a thing of the past, and millions of downloads later, the gates are wide open for anyone and everyone who wants in.

If you haven't tried BBM for iPhone yet, now's your chance. If you have, let me know what you think.

Rene Ritchie

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There are 16 comments. Add yours.

georojas says:

BBM for iPhone is amazing!
Can't wait for video and voice calls via BBM!

blessed2bamommie says:

It men bb id. Are folks using their old ones or creating? Anybody know if Android is ready? Dh is a iOS hater and I'm using it with him.

matharris says:

I like it but would like to see if with the features BB users have. I'd even pay money for it. The only issue I have is that my battery drains really quick since I've installed it.

bahamajoe says:

I can't figure out how to assign a different new message alert tone other than the lame and nearly inaudible one that comes with BBM for iOS7. Is this another BlackBerry fail?

Reagy29 says:

It sucks. No landscape support.

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Richy Richards says:

I think it works well after the update and I would recommend it to anyone I love it

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theKHMERboy says:

That is what I am waiting for to.. It's needs to have video chat.. I am surprised on how much ppl actually downloaded the app but so far I like it.. Bring back the good ol days of blackberrys just this time any phone have access to it

BP41 says:

Needs iPad support and a Mac app. Also windows app of they want it to be really successful

davembell says:

looks like a io5 app needs to for io7

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williamsbh76 says:

Anyone else having problems with messages that you send not getting delivered?

Dwayne Thompson1 says:

So after using BBM for a few days, here's my thoughts:
Feels very dated to me, Needs upgrades in a couple areas, like no horizontal orientation for viewing/typing,
No BBM voice,
Can't edit the option to not have message preview off. But I'll give it a try and hope they upgrade in future releases. Overall it's decent.

ddpari says:

BBM is crap and has a horrible interface.
BBM has no advantages over Whatsapp and lacks in user friendly experience.

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The SPCS Guy says:

Make sure you add ya boi to your BBM list of contacts homie! Holla back.

I'm in Charlotte, so if u are near, that's kool! Feels good to be back on BBM. People just have a love-hate relationship with BB. If you've never owned a BB you can never understand.


kwp217 says:

Nothing but ❤️for BBM! Yes it does need some modern additions, but overall it works like I remember it. They need to add video chat before WhatsApp wakes up and adds it. I'm doing all I can to spread the BBM word. Landscape support, video chat, and iPad support would be a huge plus!

WelcomeToMarz says:

Would have been great if they would if released this, idk maybe 4 years ago.

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