View Poll Results: Did you sign upto the BBM Beta?

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  • Yes, bring on the beta!

    100 83.33%
  • No, I couldn't be bothered!

    22 18.33%
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07-29-2014 09:46 PM
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  1. edbc00l's Avatar
    lets see
    07-12-2014 05:13 AM
  2. PxuLL's Avatar
    How long does it take till we get to install the app? Anyone?
    07-12-2014 06:43 AM
  3. AwesomeLewis24's Avatar
    Yeah, I signed up as soon as I saw the article on WPCentral. I'm looking forward to it as I rarely use it at the moment as the only device I can use it on is my Acer Iconia tablet (which I really only use for games and spotify).

    I've had some good memories of using it on my classic BB Curve 8520, so I'm looking forward to using BBM again. Although BBM was one of the main reasons I hated my BB and wanted a Lumia because of it's constant flashes, alerts, and the rest... ;)

    To everyone who says they can't download it yet - it's not available yet. Blackberry are still going through the list, and so you'll have to wait just a little bit longer.. :)
    07-12-2014 06:44 AM
  4. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I managed to sign up in time!
    Posted from my Nokia Lumia 822 using Tapatalk
    07-12-2014 07:48 AM
  5. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    . Although BBM was one of the main reasons I hated my BB and wanted a Lumia because of it's constant flashes, alerts, and the rest... ;)

    :)
    Why didn't you just turn the alerts off? Just curious, as that seems to be a not very good reason to "hate" an app.
    07-12-2014 10:04 AM
  6. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    I also signed up for the beta test on a Lumia 521. The links should be sent in the next few days. Hopefully, there won't be too many bugs to fix and it will go to public quickly.
    07-12-2014 10:07 AM
  7. SAM 77's Avatar
    Sorry for the OT but what is it meant to do?
    07-12-2014 10:12 AM
  8. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I also signed up. Still using my BlackBerry Q10 as a secondary device and learned to like BBM back on the Bold 9900.
    Looking forward to get it working on my Lumia, I am glad BBRY is trying to implement a Modern UI like interface instead of just porting over their BB10 interface.

    People, please keep in mind this is the first public beta version, so it is quite understandable it won't be as feature rich as the almost one year old Android or iOS versions, let alone the native BB10 version.
    As stated in the BB Beta blog, it will cover only basic chat features, more advanced stuff like BBM Channels, sticker packs, video calling and so on will be added later. Something similar again happened a year ago when they released BBM on the two major platforms.

    As to the guys wondering what BBM is about or what makes it special:
    BBM is virtually just another IM app, however unlike Whatsapp, which uploads and uses your contact list and the saved phone numbers, BBM uses a PIN based system. So you get your PIN and you can share it with,others, you'll also need your friends PINs in order to add them to your contact list. While this is much less convenient than Whatsapp, it is much more private, since you can fully control yourself which people you add to your BBM list and more important who adds you to their list.
    Last but not least BBM features true sent/recieved/read indicators. Whatsapp for example only indicates,transferred to server, transferred to,phone. You can't check whether your buddy read your message or not.
    07-12-2014 12:07 PM
  9. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Once it passes Beta, I'm there like Stink on a Skunk !!!!! I'm just glad it is going to get here !!!!!! As I have friends who use BB, iPhone, and Android and they all use BBM. So I will be part of the chat again outside of SMS and across all the platforms.

    I don't like the BB phones, but I have always liked how well BBM worked for the users.

    So if y'all are lucky enough to BETA test, all I can ask is please hurry and work the bugs out so the rest of us can get access :-)
    07-12-2014 12:39 PM
  10. hoovermac's Avatar
    Signed up almost immediately! Hope I get the call for the start!!!
    Ryan ODonnell likes this.
    07-12-2014 05:29 PM
  11. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    This is what the live tile looks like!
    Don't judge me, yes, I use 6tin
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    07-12-2014 05:46 PM
  12. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    Wait hold up, you got it?
    07-13-2014 08:09 AM
  13. Ahmed Mujtaba1's Avatar
    How did u got it @ryan
    07-13-2014 08:11 AM
  14. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    He probably is in the private beta.
    Blackberry has not opened the beta as yet they just took sign ups they might open it this week.
    I makes sense for them to take a few days to work on the obvious bugs that BB and MS employees would have found in the Private Beta.

    so we should wait by tomorrow at least we should hear something plus there is a rumour its opening tomorrow in 4 different languages on blackberry beta-zone by some people.
    Alex Holyoake likes this.
    07-13-2014 08:29 AM
  15. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    I am confused .. Do I need to join the BETA ZONE or just create a BB ID .. I got one e-mail saying I got a new ID.. And I just confirmed it. Does this count? Or I have to join the beta zone to be able to download?
    07-13-2014 08:45 AM
  16. abahwiranta's Avatar
    I am confused .. Do I need to join the BETA ZONE or just create a BB ID .. I got one e-mail saying I got a new ID.. And I just confirmed it. Does this count? Or I have to join the beta zone to be able to download?
    Nope, you have to join the beta zone to be able to download BBM (later after they send you email for download link). Unfortunately the program was full, but you will add to the waiting list if you join the beta zone now.
    07-13-2014 08:54 AM
  17. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    He probably is in the private beta.
    Blackberry has not opened the beta as yet they just took sign ups they might open it this week.
    I makes sense for them to take a few days to work on the obvious bugs that BB and MS employees would have found in the Private Beta.

    so we should wait by tomorrow at least we should hear something plus there is a rumour its opening tomorrow in 4 different languages on blackberry beta-zone by some people.
    Yeah, Monday (UK time anyway) makes sense. I've seen people saying it takes 72 hours at least, so either this evening or by the end of Monday.
    07-13-2014 09:53 AM
  18. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Yes signed up
    07-13-2014 09:56 AM
  19. hoovermac's Avatar
    I also signed up. Still using my BlackBerry Q10 as a secondary device and learned to like BBM back on the Bold 9900.
    Looking forward to get it working on my Lumia, I am glad BBRY is trying to implement a Modern UI like interface instead of just porting over their BB10 interface.

    People, please keep in mind this is the first public beta version, so it is quite understandable it won't be as feature rich as the almost one year old Android or iOS versions, let alone the native BB10 version.
    As stated in the BB Beta blog, it will cover only basic chat features, more advanced stuff like BBM Channels, sticker packs, video calling and so on will be added later. Something similar again happened a year ago when they released BBM on the two major platforms.

    As to the guys wondering what BBM is about or what makes it special:
    BBM is virtually just another IM app, however unlike Whatsapp, which uploads and uses your contact list and the saved phone numbers, BBM uses a PIN based system. So you get your PIN and you can share it with,others, you'll also need your friends PINs in order to add them to your contact list. While this is much less convenient than Whatsapp, it is much more private, since you can fully control yourself which people you add to your BBM list and more important who adds you to their list.
    Last but not least BBM features true sent/recieved/read indicators. Whatsapp for example only indicates,transferred to server, transferred to,phone. You can't check whether your buddy read your message or not.
    The truly blue D(elivered) and green R(ead) are very nice! Another thing I really like is that when you are in the app, you can see that "__________ is writing a message..." right at the top of the message screen. A great feature!
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    07-13-2014 10:33 AM
  20. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    The truly blue D(elivered) and green R(ead) are very nice! Another thing I really like is that when you are in the app, you can see that "__________ is writing a message..." right at the top of the message screen. A great feature!
    Eh, I like it and I'll use it since I have a lot of friends on there, but I'm not overly keen on the R(ead) function. I'm notorious for just ignoring annoying people, or simply to play games...
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    07-13-2014 10:53 AM
  21. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    Waiting list is for what purpose? Those who signed up all will surely install bbm then why is this waiting list?
    Sent from Lumia 925 India using tapatalk
    07-13-2014 10:58 AM
  22. abahwiranta's Avatar
    Waiting list is for what purpose? Those who signed up all will surely install bbm then why is this waiting list?
    Sent from Lumia 925 India using tapatalk
    Because beta zone program for public beta BBM is already full for now, maybe they will open again later. I'm not sure either, just wait for public final release then.
    07-13-2014 11:11 AM
  23. dalydose's Avatar
    I signed up and waiting. I can't wait to see a Windows Phone "Channel" over there. It'll be like the wild West. I don't think those are moderated so the flame wars could get epic!
    07-13-2014 11:45 AM
  24. thephiri2point1's Avatar
    I registered as well. Waiting for the downloads to begin
    07-13-2014 11:59 AM
  25. emperor_skull's Avatar
    The app was updated to version 1.0.0.2 on the 11th
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    07-13-2014 12:06 PM
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