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BlackBerry Messenger

The instant messaging capability between BlackBerry phones that allows pictures and other files to be sent as well as text. To "BBM someone" is to send a message from a BlackBerry to a recipient with a BlackBerry. BlackBerry Messenger 5 (BBM 5) added a QR code reader to quickly read another person's contact information as well as any QR mobile tag.

Introduced in 2012, Version 7 (BBM 7) enables voice calls over Wi-Fi, which saves carrier per-minute charges. See BlackBerry and mobile tagging.
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According to BlackBerry, the app has around 61 million active users a month, with 51 million of them using BBM every day.
Its closer alliance with BBM can also be seen as a response to views aired at the association's annual general meeting in January.
Multiple BBM Channel Contributors: BBM Channels now supports multiple channel contributors through the web client; making it easier for the over 1 million BBM Channel owners to manage and post new content.
Stickers are another great example of how we're making the BBM experience more engaging and fun for our customers," said David Proulx, Senior Director, BBM at BlackBerry.
Chen reiterated that BBM would be coming to Windows Phone, targeted for fiscal Q2, and would be pre-loaded on Nokia devices in select markets.
Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking.
Launched in late November, BBM Channels is the Canadian manufacturer's social networking extension to its instant messaging application, and will compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
This is an opportunity for BBM to become a more competitive player in the rapidly growing private social network space in emerging markets.
Imports of BBM has continued to scale up from year to year in the past five years to follow the expanding economy.
In the planned initial release, Android and iOS users would be able to experience the immediacy of BBM chats, including multi-person chats, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM Groups.
Global Banking News-February 26, 2013--BlackBerry and others to launch BBM Money(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
1 OS will further enhance the mobile experience and make life easier, from managing daily tasks to planning big adventures with capabilities such as BlackBerry Tag, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, BBM 6.