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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blackberry Messenger on Windows Phone OS – Goes well with Blackberry 10.3 OS and Passport

“We are excited by the interest we have seen from the Windows Phone community for BBM for Windows. We are currently at capacity for the beta and will be working through our waitlist. The good news is Windows Phone customers won't have to wait long; BBM for Windows Phone will be available shortly.”

Statement by Blackberry spokesperson to CNET in the week of Sunday July 6th 2014 on their inquiry into the BBM for Windows Phone users

Finally!

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is now out and about for Windows Phone users via the Microsoft's Windows Phone store as of Friday July 18th 2014 as stated in “BBM for Windows Phone now live for Beta Testers”, published July 18, 2014 8:19 AM PDT by Lance Whitney, CNET News.

Again I say Finally! Click on this link to download BBM for Windows Phone.

Please note that’s if you’ve signed up to BlackBerry's BBM for Windows Phone beta program during the week of Sunday July 6th 2014 in order to be one of the lucky few to take BBM for a spin as stated in “BBM now up for Windows Phone, but you'll have to wait in line”, published July 11, 2014 7:23 AM PDT by Lance Whitney, CNET News.

According to WinBeta’s article “BBM for Windows Phone now available to selected beta testers, download now”, published by Zac Bowden on July 17, 2014 - 06:52PM, WinBeta, BBM for Windows Phone comes with a bag-o-problem:

1.      Inability to send invites and acceptances when out of Wi-Fi
2.      Newer emoticons not displaying (i.e *brrrr*, *flex* and@-@).
3.      Akin to Android and iOS during the initial launch of BBM 2.0, BBM Voice available albeit not working 
4.      When "Find Friends" and the "OK" button selected, Error Popup message appears
5.      Contacts is confused, showing Suggested Contacts as Potential contacts during BBM launch

Many more exist, of course, all of which complainers can share on the Blackberry Beta Zone instead of making a complaint YouTube Video!

Blackberry Messenger on Windows Phone – Goes well with Blackberry 10.3 OS and Passport

BBM originally came out for Google Android and Apple iOS was announced on Wednesday September 18th, 2013, but the magic occurred on the weekend of Saturday September 21st 2013 and Sunday September 22nd 2014 as I’d reported in my blog article entitled “Blackberry launched free BBM App for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones - First true Mobile Social Network is Bob Marley Could You Be loved against WhatsApp”.

Now Windows Phone OS users can enjoy BBM 2.0 with VoIP Calling, Glympse, their Geo-Location Service and Dropbox Integration for sending huge files as explained in my blog article entitled “BBM 2.0 now with Voice and Dropbox Integration – WhatsApp beaten for sure as Free File Sharing and Voice Calling result in BBM Transcendence on Android and iOS”.

Good to note that the news thus far for the Blackberry Passport has been positive as I’d reported in my blog article entitled “Blackberry blogs positive reviews of Passport as Z3 sells out in India - Blackberry Passport may be their ticket on the Indian Express”, suggesting that the September 2014 launch will be a good one.

So maybe my crazy prediction that BBM can beat WhatsApp as I’d stated in my blog article entitled “Blackberry Messenger is Most Downloaded in November 2013 and is poised to beat WhatsApp - BBM is now on the Rising Tide of the Mobile Social Messaging Network Summer of Love” isn’t so crazy after all as.  

This as it’ll go well with the Opera Browser that’s now a part of Microsoft’s Nokia X Project my blog article entitled “Opera Browser for Nokia X Series – Discovery with Opera Turbo is a Speed Dial Away as Opera is Riding West”. Despite being a forked version of Google Android, what’s nicer than having a Browser on your smartphone? Having VoIP Calling, Geo-Location Service and Dropbox Integration to go!

Blackberry Passport and the Nokia X series of smartphones will get a positive vibe if the co-operate on this one. Especially as India and the Far East are now realizing that it’s Hip to be Square and productive!


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