03-20-2014 04:19 PM
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  1. eurochick47's Avatar
    I haven't used BBM could someone please tell me the key advantages of it. how does it fare against WhatsApp ?
    There's quite a bit of difference. I rarely SMS compared to Whatsapp... but according to my bill I average about ~2000 sms a month. Just to put it into perspective how attached I am to my phone... I used to have a Blackberry and used BBM/Whatsapp fairly equally, so I know what I'm talking about:

    - BBM = extremely efficient and reliable compared to Whatsapp. Those milliseconds count and you notice it when you're in a spitfire conversation...
    - Whatsapp tends to be glitchy and sluggish. BBM (on Blackberry) was very lightweight and very very smooth.
    - You use PINS not NUMBERS. So your boss with your phone number doesn't automatically get to see your profile picture on Whatsapp just because he has your phone number. Ugh.
    - You can ACCEPT people first, you have no idea how many times I've switched phone numbers and random people will be like "what? who is this? who's in your profile pic?" So annoying. More control and privacy.
    - BBM transfers pictures more quickly than Whatsapp.
    - "Last seen" and "online at" on Whatsapp is annoying. BBM tells the ONE person if you've read THEIR message (and visa versa) - if you want to ignore something/someone, you can just ignore that chat and be on your merry way with other people without getting those "you're ignoring me, I know you've been using Whatsapp!". You could just ignore that BBM chat until you felt like opening it (and so, sending the "read" msg).
    - Seriously - last seen is the most annoying thing on the planet. "I thought you were going to bed, you were on whatsapp at 3 am according to this, what were you doing?!"
    - You can play games against each other via BBM games.
    - "Recent Updates" on BBM - think of MSN messenger and status updates - it also mentions if you're listening to music (you can disable this).
    - Profile picture always shows in the chat (wp8 whatsapp doesn't do this)
    - BBM intergrates with other apps like Twitter/Facebook, so you can update your "status" with stuff from there, if you want (and visa versa).
    - Free vs. $1 (although I never paid for Whatsapp over these last 4 years... no idea why)
    - A lot of people I've met refuse to download Whatsapp because it's "sketchy" - BBM is very well known and so more people will be willing to install it on their phone
    - BBM Groups ! Not the same as group messaging. You can create discussion threads, share photo albums among a group of predetermined people and comment on said photos. Even have a shared "group calendar".
    - You can change the colours of each person when they message you. Useful in group threads or when you're talking with multiple people, so you have an additional cue to differentiate each other so you don't smack talk your friend in the wrong window.
    - Broadcast messaging. You can broadcast messages to your whole list (or subdivisions of your list, like "Close friends" or "family"). Can be very useful for inviting people out.
    - I suspect - but cannot confirm - that BBM uses a little less data than Whatsapp. But due to the nature of the old BIS plans I have no idea if this is true.

    Conclusion: There is 0 advantage to Whatsapp, and BBM has more features. BBM is MSN Messenger for your phone.

    Pretty much everyone around my age that I know has already said they're downloading BBM at the first opportunity and I'm going to be left out :(. I hope WP8 gets it soon. Nostalgia is powerful. Whatsapp has improved a lot over the last year, though. I know people will slowly start getting rid of Whatsapp because virtually everyone I know has either an Android or iOS, no one's creeping on old systems and I literally know no one who has Windows phone. They're not going to keep the app eating battery away just for one person, probably revert to sms for me. I'd really like BBM announced before the end of the year, if possible. I'm 100% certain it's going to catch on between the people I network with. Just glancing at my Facebook news feed where everyone's frustrated they haven't been able to download it and the loyal BB10 ppl are broadcasting out their pins in preparation. I really do think we'll get BBM too, just have to wait a little bit.
    09-23-2013 04:56 PM
  2. Fryykk's Avatar
    BBM For Windows Phone would be nice.
    Reason: Would like to throw my Blackberry Curve away...
    09-28-2013 09:24 PM
  3. rasha al-masfeer's Avatar
    I'm from more claimants bbm the revelation it is most angry categorize company Almaekerosowic on the lack of programs : مستاء:
    10-21-2013 02:59 PM
  4. Grl at Dilli's Avatar
    I really really want dis for my lumia 720..
    10-21-2013 05:48 PM
  5. Grl at Dilli's Avatar
    wow! dat was perfect.. i'll buy dat for sure
    10-21-2013 05:53 PM
  6. Poresson's Avatar
    please please please I want see BBM in my Lumia
    10-22-2013 09:40 AM
  7. Poresson's Avatar
    please please please I want see BBM in my Lumia 920
    10-22-2013 09:41 AM
  8. WavingReds's Avatar
    A lot of my friends are posting on facebook "am i missing something? what exactly is the benefits of BBM vs just imsg/txting...? #lost" in which I replied "sexting and having an affair with using a random pin number that's given to you".
    10-22-2013 11:10 AM
  9. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    A lot of my friends are posting on facebook "am i missing something? what exactly is the benefits of BBM vs just imsg/txting...? #lost" in which I replied "sexting and having an affair with using a random pin number that's given to you".
    Not much different to Kik or WeChat then.
    10-22-2013 11:12 AM
  10. Arjun KR's Avatar
    BBM won't make much difference,we have Whatsapp,Line,WeChat,Kik,Hike etc etc
    Binoya Mathews likes this.
    10-22-2013 11:37 AM
  11. Noob1ee's Avatar
    +1, would like to see BBM come to windows phone. Those that have not tried BBM will never understand that it's just not the same as other messaging apps...
    10-22-2013 10:21 PM
  12. noknok79's Avatar
    viber N whatsapp are so way better! I don't need BBM.
    10-22-2013 10:32 PM
  13. lukeap69's Avatar
    Am enjoying it on my Android phone. If you have friends and colleagues who use Blackberry and BBM, then it is very useful.



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    10-22-2013 11:05 PM
  14. Anshal Anand's Avatar
    There's quite a bit of difference. I rarely SMS compared to Whatsapp... but according to my bill I average about ~2000 sms a month. Just to put it into perspective how attached I am to my phone... I used to have a Blackberry and used BBM/Whatsapp fairly equally, so I know what I'm talking about:

    - BBM = extremely efficient and reliable compared to Whatsapp. Those milliseconds count and you notice it when you're in a spitfire conversation...
    - Whatsapp tends to be glitchy and sluggish. BBM (on Blackberry) was very lightweight and very very smooth.
    - You use PINS not NUMBERS. So your boss with your phone number doesn't automatically get to see your profile picture on Whatsapp just because he has your phone number. Ugh.
    - You can ACCEPT people first, you have no idea how many times I've switched phone numbers and random people will be like "what? who is this? who's in your profile pic?" So annoying. More control and privacy.
    - BBM transfers pictures more quickly than Whatsapp.
    - "Last seen" and "online at" on Whatsapp is annoying. BBM tells the ONE person if you've read THEIR message (and visa versa) - if you want to ignore something/someone, you can just ignore that chat and be on your merry way with other people without getting those "you're ignoring me, I know you've been using Whatsapp!". You could just ignore that BBM chat until you felt like opening it (and so, sending the "read" msg).
    - Seriously - last seen is the most annoying thing on the planet. "I thought you were going to bed, you were on whatsapp at 3 am according to this, what were you doing?!"
    - You can play games against each other via BBM games.
    - "Recent Updates" on BBM - think of MSN messenger and status updates - it also mentions if you're listening to music (you can disable this).
    - Profile picture always shows in the chat (wp8 whatsapp doesn't do this)
    - BBM intergrates with other apps like Twitter/Facebook, so you can update your "status" with stuff from there, if you want (and visa versa).
    - Free vs. $1 (although I never paid for Whatsapp over these last 4 years... no idea why)
    - A lot of people I've met refuse to download Whatsapp because it's "sketchy" - BBM is very well known and so more people will be willing to install it on their phone
    - BBM Groups ! Not the same as group messaging. You can create discussion threads, share photo albums among a group of predetermined people and comment on said photos. Even have a shared "group calendar".
    - You can change the colours of each person when they message you. Useful in group threads or when you're talking with multiple people, so you have an additional cue to differentiate each other so you don't smack talk your friend in the wrong window.
    - Broadcast messaging. You can broadcast messages to your whole list (or subdivisions of your list, like "Close friends" or "family"). Can be very useful for inviting people out.
    - I suspect - but cannot confirm - that BBM uses a little less data than Whatsapp. But due to the nature of the old BIS plans I have no idea if this is true.

    Conclusion: There is 0 advantage to Whatsapp, and BBM has more features. BBM is MSN Messenger for your phone.

    Pretty much everyone around my age that I know has already said they're downloading BBM at the first opportunity and I'm going to be left out :(. I hope WP8 gets it soon. Nostalgia is powerful. Whatsapp has improved a lot over the last year, though. I know people will slowly start getting rid of Whatsapp because virtually everyone I know has either an Android or iOS, no one's creeping on old systems and I literally know no one who has Windows phone. They're not going to keep the app eating battery away just for one person, probably revert to sms for me. I'd really like BBM announced before the end of the year, if possible. I'm 100% certain it's going to catch on between the people I network with. Just glancing at my Facebook news feed where everyone's frustrated they haven't been able to download it and the loyal BB10 ppl are broadcasting out their pins in preparation. I really do think we'll get BBM too, just have to wait a little bit.
    Exactly my point. You just saved me the energy of typing the entire thing out. People who are going on about wechat, line, kik, hike and blah blah.. Come on, have you ever used bbm?

    I was a blackberry user, loved the device and the physical keyboard. Had to switch because I wanted some multimedia features for my phone.

    Everyone who here said that bbm is ineffective and not as powerful as WhatsApp would be the first ones to stand in the queue for BBM if it comes for WP and updating their statuses on Facebook with their BBPIN.

    Peace out guys, dont be fanboys.. Appreciate technolgy, no matter who is making it.
    10-23-2013 11:50 PM
  15. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Line got updated now we can make free call
    10-24-2013 10:10 AM
  16. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    Latest rumors shows that a WP 8 BBM client is in the works along with a tablet version and a web version.
    Awesome!
    10-25-2013 11:59 AM
  17. Nittu Sharma's Avatar
    I also want BBM on windows phone but I know it can not be possible because we guys are working on one of the worst OS on the planet.
    Even symbians are better than it
    Lot of problems in Whats app
    No folder Structure.
    Can not send video via BT.
    I am using Lumia 720
    10-25-2013 03:21 PM
  18. pottyvick's Avatar
    I personally have no use for it ( but i also don't use any other messaging service except sms/mms)... I don't know anyone with a blackberry so it wouldnt benefit me... But its always nice to have more options....

    BTW, those who would leave the platform because of no BBM are ridiculous... was this promised to you when you got WP8?
    10-25-2013 03:35 PM
  19. jorgemariom's Avatar
    I used to have a blackberry with BBM of course and it is far away the best communications tool.

    Sent from my RM-824_nam_att_101 using Tapatalk
    10-25-2013 03:37 PM
  20. Rebecca Scears's Avatar
    We need bbm on the windows phones!

    All if my friends have it ethier on there ipads, iPhones or ipods but i don't own any apple products so i cant download the ruler of free messaging. I believe without bbm your letting all windows phone users down and letting them be left out in the wide range of people using BBM.
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    10-26-2013 11:04 AM
  21. Acryion's Avatar
    I really don't get what's the deal with this BBM app.
    10-26-2013 11:42 AM
  22. DBZo07's Avatar
    I still cant figure out... What is blackberry earning by bbm4all... Earning from blackberry bbm was certain by bbm service.. But now on Android n iOS its totally free..
    What is blackberry earning...
    I still prefer BBM over WA..

    WhatsApp will get doomed...
    Whatsapp is on verge to get 2nd, people moving to bbm.. As they find it more secure... Around 30% of my frnds moved to bbm...😢 Feeling isolated...



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 India
    10-28-2013 01:34 PM
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    yeah, ik..
    But like android and ios blackberry can make official announcement for wp8 users.. But seems official Blackberry is silent..

    I hope @blackberryscoop is not playing with our sentiments...



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625
    10-28-2013 02:49 PM
  25. Ramkumarvcbe's Avatar
    Definitely, I'll download and use it, if it is available on WP8 platform.
    10-29-2013 04:49 AM
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