#CESLive: BlackBerry Messenger 2.0

CrackBerry Kevin and Cali Lewis of GeekBeat are live at CES 2014 and had a chance to talk to BlackBerry about BBM 2.0. Along with talking about where BlackBerry Messenger is going, Alex Kinsella also gives us a quick demo of some of the new features the update brings...

One of the most notable new features of BlackBerry Messenger 2.0 is Quickshare which lets you share pretty much any kind of file you'd want to a BBM contact including Dropbox files, contact cards, location information, and more. Quickshare also integrates directly with Glympse.

Alex also talks about Channels, a new feature of BlackBerry Messenger that lets you engage with content in real time. Currently Channels is only available for the BlackBerry platform and not yet for iOS or Android. Make sure you check out the entire video for even more info on BBM 2.0 and the features it includes.

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#CESLive: BlackBerry Messenger 2.0


Having a hard time finding anyone that has a blackberry. I really haven't found a use for this app.

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BBM works with iOS and Android devices so you can chat with just about anyone, not just Blackberry users.

If they don't add the option to turn off the online status then its worth jack shit and everyone should delete this app along with whatsapp. It's a violation of privacy if they don't add the option to opt out of showing that you're online. Somebody sue them!

why? you don't agree that that's a violation of privacy if they don't give you the option to opt out?

BBM does not show you online dude what is your problem? You can choose to be available or busy and just ignore messages till you're ready to read them or read them and not reply at all or when you're ready. If you dont like it delete it and stop moaning.

Can't tell if Kevin was serious about their BBM channel called "Hot guys in yoga shorts". Well, I'm just gonna go with YES since he did posted a crazy workout video before.