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BlackBerry on a "Sounder Financial Footing" Despite Enormous £3.5bn Loss

BlackBerry boss John Chen was surprisingly upbeat while revealing his company managed to lose £3.5bn last year, claiming that the most recent quarter was actually a little better than expected -- and hinting that bringing BBM to the desktop may be the next disaster-aversion therapy to come. Read More >>

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Why Does BBM For Android Have a Tonne of Horribly Fake Reviews?

So BBM for Android and iOS finally made it out after some delays. And how is it? "Really great user friendly and smooth" apparently. At least, according to the legion of bots that are leaving positive reviews on Google Play. Read More >>

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Second Time IS Lucky for BBM, as iOS and Android App Downloads Sky-Rocket

It may have had a shaky start in life, but BlackBerry's BBM instant messaging app has been welcomed with open arms by iOS and Android users after making its second attempt at hitting those platforms yesterday. BBM pins must be being exchanged like crazy, as, against the odds, 10 million have now installed the app in just 24 hours across both Apple and Google's mobile operating systems. [Time] Read More >>

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Second Time Lucky? BBM for iOS and Android Sheepishly Steps Out Once More

If you haven't already given up on the prospect of BBM for your iPhone or Android device, BlackBerry is today once again pushing their now-cross-platform messaging app to the respective Apple and Google stores. Read More >>

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BBM Is Being Delayed For Android and iOS

Look, we all know that BlackBerry is in a tail spin and has been for awhile. And at this point the situation can only become an incredible underdog story or a put the dog out of his misery moment. There's no status quo anymore. But somehow the hole keeps being dug deeper. Read More >>

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BBM for iOS and Android Hands-On: The Best BlackBerry Thing In Years

Even as Blackberry has fallen from grace over the last few years, its proprietary messaging service BBM has remained a solid, well-designed product. A few months back, the company announced plans to bring the product to iOS and Android. We were excited then, and after spending a few minutes with the final build of both apps, we're thinking this could be BlackBerry's foothold into a new future. Read More >>

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BBM Will Be Hitting Android and iOS This Saturday and Sunday

That's Android this Saturday; iOS on Sunday. The app will allow you to message your BlackBerry (or BBM app)-toting friends and will run on Android 4.0 and higher, as well as iOS 6 and 7. [BlackBerry via Verge] Read More >>

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Placeholder BlackBerry Page for iOS and Android BBM Apps Hints at Imminent Launch

BlackBerry's web people made a bit of a faux pas last night, accidentally making a page advertising its cross-platform BBM apps live before time. They pulled it, but it lives on in the form of incriminating screen captures. Read More >>

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BlackBerry's Mulling Selling Itself

This doesn't come as a surprise to many of us, but apparently BlackBerry's looking at "strategic alternatives" including "possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the company or other possible transactions".  Anyone want to buy BlackBerry? Any takers? Read More >>

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BBM Will Definitely Be on Android By End of September

It might be too little, too late, but BlackBerry's BBM will finally make it out of its mediocre locked-down BlackBerry-only exhistence by the end of next month. It might launch for iOS first, but at least the Android version won't be too far away if it's not quite time and date with the iPhone. Not that we really need it anymore. Maybe the Canadians'll still love it? [IBN Live via T3] Read More >>

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BBM Will Hit Android and iOS on June 27th, Apparently

Looks like BlackBerry's only useful thing left in its armoury, BBM, is finally going cross-platform on June 27th, at least according to T-Mobile. We'll see if people adopt it given it only works on phones and Google's already launched Hangouts. [Twitter] Read More >>

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BlackBerry Avoiding Tablets With Phone-Only BBM Android and iOS Launch

The arrival of BBM on Android and iOS will be a slightly limited affair, with BlackBerry deciding it's best to focus solely on smartphones -- meaning the messaging app won't work on the iPad, Nexus 7 or any of the other large-screened devices that are currently dominating the tech world. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Is Bringing BBM to iOS and Android This Summer

Today, at the BlackBerry Live Keynote, the company announced that it will be launching BBM on iOS and Android this Summer. This is a big move for the company that has found itself increasingly trapped in a prison of its own making. Read More >>

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BlackBerry's BBM Music Is Dead

Shock news for the 10 of you who actually used BlackBerry's incredibly dumb BBM Music -- it's going the way of the dodo, and after less than two years' existence, too. Come June 2nd, BlackBerry's going to pull the plug, meaning your songs are going bye-bye. [CrackBerry] Read More >>

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Here's BBM Doing Everything You Wish iMessage Could

At first blush there's a lot to like about BB10, BlackBerry (née RIM)'s last great hope at redemption. But the first thing you might love is the revamped BBM. It's crazy slick, and your iPhone is jealous. Read More >>

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The New BBM Lets You Make Free Voice Calls Over Wi-Fi

The last vestige of BlackBerry in the modern world, BBM, has a slick new feature that could stave off the overpopulation of BlackBerry's in recycling bins and possibly please the few suit-wearing keyboard lovers left: the new BBM 7.0 has something called BBM Voice, a feature that basically offers free voice calling over Wi-Fi. Read More >>

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