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BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
XtremeBerry
Contributor

Tomorow should be the day for this to be pushed to most phones.

Here are the new features straight from RIM:

BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0

Launch Date: Global - October 7, 2009

BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows BlackBerry Smartphone users to send and receive instant messages with other BlackBerry Smartphone users.

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 is the latest release.

Features:

  • Enhanced SMS -Allows for a conversational chat-like user experience with a single contact list for the most personal mobile-to-mobile communications
    • Note: BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 and later is required for the SMS functionality.
  • Avatars - Users can choose a picture from the BlackBerry Smartphone gallery and save it as their personal avatar, which will be seen by their contacts. They can also view other avatars in the contact list and zoom in on the avatars of contacts participating in a conversation by selecting "View participants."
  • Large Media File Transfer - Users can send/receive large file transfers up to 6 megabytes for pictures, files and audio.
    • Note: BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is required to receive large media files.
  • Enhanced Group Functionality - Allows for the ability to update, share & communicate with a subset community.
  • Bar-code Identity - A user can add a contact to the BlackBerry Messenger contact list by displaying a 2-dimensional bar code that invitees can capture with their device cameras.
  • Reliable Contact Backup and Restore - Contacts are backed-up on a server and do not require the need for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager
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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
sheila1980
Enthusiast

I can hardly wait for BBM 5.  I feel like a little girl at Christmas..

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
XtremeBerry
Contributor

You will love having avatars for everyone and how clean and nice looking it is. Also backing up your BBM contacts to your memory card is a nice feature that should be implemented in more facets of a blackberry.

I have been running different BBM 5.0  versions for months and I cant wait for this one as its the first release that will work with the new 5.0 OS's.

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
Darlin
Newbie

Okay.  I'm dumb.  Where's the download?

 

 

Thanks. :smileyhappy:

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
XtremeBerry
Contributor

No your not dumb....RIM still hasnt pushed it out yet. Everyone in the other sites are waiting impatiently.Its like christmas for some .LOL

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
Krssosic
Newbie

so are there any updates so far?  on crackberry everyone is growing impatient.  One person got some info saying VZW may be withholding the update and will push it out later on to prevent any bandwidth problems?

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
Salacon
Newbie

People at Crackberry say the new version is up on AppWorld. I can't verify because I don't have a Blackberry (yet).

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
gmandisco
Enthusiast

when will the o.s. 5.0 be available? and will i be able to download the bbm 5 ota?

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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
XtremeBerry
Contributor
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Re: BBM 5 to release tomorrow Oct 7
XtremeBerry
Contributor

If you are running BBM 5.0 here is a great guide to help walk you through how it works.

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-messenger-5-0

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