Attention BBM lovers: BBM comes to androids!

Hey there people!

Were you a BlackBerry lover and had to give it up for some reason? Didn’t like overall performance of BB or just got annoyed with same old interface and didn’t want to give it up only because you were SO in love with their BBM?? Here is a good news for you BBM lovers… BBM is now available for Androids as well! Even the lower end smart phones running “gingerbread” can run BBM with ease (if your phones are having a hard time running BBM, and your phones are rooted, increase the VM Heap size and create a Swap file!)


BBM is always ON.. so you don’t need to connect it each time you wish to use it. Once you install it, you need to make BBM-ID.

Secure and Private:

Once that is set up, you are given a unique PIN, that you can give to your friends so that they can add you on their BBM. You can also use their BBM ID’s to add them to your BBM irrespective of the device. This makes BBM safer and more private to use because you control who you add!

Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry Travel app and BlackBerry World are BBM connected apps. So you can share your Facebook status update, Tweet, travel itinerary or apps directly to contacts through BBM, without ever leaving the BBM connected apps.

Major Functionality:

Some Major functionalities provided by BBM are as follows:

  • Chat with friends no matter what device they use!
  • Control your Privacy.
  • Share and chat with multiple friends at the same time!
  • BBM now comes with voice, so go ahead and say it all!
  • Share with BBM video!

Faster, easier sharing – quickly add photos, voice notes, files and attachments to your BBM chats from your smartphone or Dropbox account, Location sharing – Share your location temporarily, powered by Glympse, 100 new emoticons, Larger BBM Groups – You can now chat and share with 50 people in your BBM Group.


Here are screenshots of BBM on a lower end smartphone running “GingerBread”!

Swap from left:


Swap from right:


Contacts Screen:



BBM running in the background:


So, what are you waiting for? Get your favourite BBM on your android devices NOW!

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