11-13-2013 05:21 AM
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  1. stalemate1's Avatar
    The people unfortunate enough to purchase a black berry play book are in the same vote...as funny as it sounds you can get BBM for a galaxy tab and an iPad but you cant get it for a black berry play book....EPIC FAIL!!!! (cant stop laughing)

    My final words...you are not alone.
    11-01-2013 11:00 AM
  2. WavingReds's Avatar
    I thought it already had BBM

    but if it doesn't then yeah it's irony at it's best isn't it.

    To be honest, I'm not disappointed.
    11-01-2013 11:12 AM
  3. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    I'm surprised people still use BBM to be honest....
    11-01-2013 11:16 AM
  4. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Did I just slip and fall into 2008?
    11-01-2013 11:20 AM
  5. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    Honestly at first the omission of BBM from the new app launch didn't bother me. I've got unlimited texts, WhatsApp, and apparently it's in development for WP8 anyway, so I'm fine, right?

    Wrong. As soon as it came out I found most of my contacts WhatsApp statuses as 'No longer using this' or something similar. Contacting them by text resulted in an abrupt invitation to BBM also. It seems to be a new 'trend' and as much as I dislike it, the frustration is growing. For me this is because of my peers though, who are between 16 and 21.
    11-01-2013 11:43 AM
  6. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Honestly at first the omission of BBM from the new app launch didn't bother me. I've got unlimited texts, WhatsApp, and apparently it's in development for WP8 anyway, so I'm fine, right?

    Wrong. As soon as it came out I found most of my contacts WhatsApp statuses as 'No longer using this' or something similar. Contacting them by text resulted in an abrupt invitation to BBM also. It seems to be a new 'trend' and as much as I dislike it, the frustration is growing. For me this is because of my peers though, who are between 16 and 21.
    What country are you in?
    11-01-2013 12:00 PM
  7. gsquared's Avatar
    BB brings nothing to the table. There are better offerings out there on WP right now.
    11-01-2013 12:10 PM
  8. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Some of us (like say, me) are very recent converts to Windows Phone from BlackBerry and perhaps wouldn't mind having a small piece of "home" on board.

    Of course people still use BBM, far more tried and tested (and secure) than wide open stuff like Kik or whatsapp. Also, I don't know how its working on other platforms but old school Berry users know that BBM is also a h*ll of a text messaging hub too (you can add regular numbers to it as well for messaging.) No, those numbers won't enjoy the encrypted messaging you have between two BBM users, but for regular SMS it used to be handy for categorizing and backing up SMS conversations as well. But again, on a Berry this is an integrated part of the OS, whereas everyone else, its just another app.

    Oh, and BBM for WP is supposed to be in the works:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Blackberr...lackberryScoop

    For those of you unfamiliar, BerryLeaks is a mighty reliable source for the obvious; information leaks with regards to BlackBerry, and they're relatively respected because they're not often wrong or far from the mark.
    11-01-2013 12:11 PM
  9. ArjanNL's Avatar
    If you want bbm. Buy a bb 😉
    11-01-2013 12:13 PM
  10. iBandar's Avatar
    Even though we know BBM is in works for WP, there is no need for it, whatapp does the job.
    11-01-2013 12:13 PM
  11. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    What country are you in?
    The UK
    11-01-2013 12:35 PM
  12. BB fan forever's Avatar
    BBM baby :) I like my Playbook but I would prefer the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 for a tablet/laptop.
    11-01-2013 06:22 PM
  13. BB fan forever's Avatar
    Whatsapp isn't as fast as BBM and its not as secure as BBM. I think BBM has a chance for a great comeback honestly. BBM messages go right through the server. Whatsapp messages go to the server, then they have to be passed through the server. Read about it some more, I think you will like it. My friends came from Whatsapp and they love BBM so much more.
    11-01-2013 06:25 PM
  14. stalemate1's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think what makes BBM so "amazing" to BBM users is the fact that you have a BBM pin (you can add any international contacts without having to look up dialing codes which are so hard to get correct)

    Secondly BBM allows much bigger groups than what's app, BBM allows either 50 or unlimited number of people per group, what's app I think has a limit of 10 if I'm not mistaken.

    It also has video calling and is free, what's app is about a dollar a year.



    ...then they mention security...is anyone crazy enough to forward very confidential banking details through a phone ?...I know I do internet banking on my phone but that is through the banks official website and I cant send an SMS or BBM message to make a transfer.

    People go on about security like they are top secret agents...yes, when you say halo and make meetings/conventions with friends you need top notch security as no one must know that you are talking about shopping, food, clothes, Justin Bieber, what you did today etc...no hacker cares.

    Though I will admit that what's app can do with many more features such as VoIP on video phone calls but I just use it to talk to my family...I dont need anything fancy.
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    11-02-2013 01:43 AM
  15. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    ...then they mention security...is anyone crazy enough to forward very confidential banking details through a phone ?...I know I do internet banking on my phone but that is through the banks official website and I cant send an SMS or BBM message to make a transfer.

    People go on about security like they are top secret agents...yes, when you say halo and make meetings/conventions with friends you need top notch security as no one must know that you are talking about shopping, food, clothes, Justin Bieber, what you did today etc...no hacker cares.

    Though I will admit that what's app can do with many more features such as VoIP on video phone calls but I just use it to talk to my family...I dont need anything fancy.
    ^This states a lot, haha!

    However, I guess people like BBM because it's a new app that works. Also, all these people who had a BBM a couple of years ago love it. They are convincing their friends to use BBM so they don't have to use Whatsapp, Kik, ChatOn or whatever IM app they use.

    I guess this is just the honey mood stage of the app. Whatsapp is still a huge application in the business branch though. We will see how it will continue.
    11-03-2013 09:30 AM
  16. Rem97's Avatar
    Even though we know BBM is in works for WP, there is no need for it, whatapp does the job.
    With that kind of attitude, WP will never get the biggest and best. ;)
    Chief_Adu likes this.
    11-03-2013 10:16 AM
  17. z33dev33l's Avatar
    With that kind of attitude, WP will never get the biggest and best. ;)
    But BBM isn't that good...
    11-03-2013 05:48 PM
  18. WavingReds's Avatar
    No ones BBM me :-(
    11-07-2013 03:43 PM
  19. JamesDax's Avatar
    No.
    11-07-2013 05:21 PM
  20. dothebruce's Avatar
    I myself used Blackberry Messenger for many years, and it was the only pull factor of a Blackberry. But now I use a W8 phone, why would I want something of what I left?!
    11-08-2013 02:00 AM
  21. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    11-08-2013 02:44 AM
  22. Kellzea's Avatar
    Couldn't care less.
    11-08-2013 02:46 AM
  23. immyperez's Avatar
    As one person commented recently...bbm is for slags, lol! All the people I have ever known who once used blackberries seemed to use it to hook up with the opposite sex as it's main use.

    Of course that's just a narrow view from experience of where I'm from (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK).

    But considering all the other available options, I'm not really that bothered. I have what's app and viber. Don't use them frequently but enough to justify their installations.

    I am surprised how fast the bbm is gaining traction though...it's past reputation for being reliable is certainly still in good steed.

    Shame about their phones though, lol! +1020
    Last edited by ShadowShataan; 11-08-2013 at 03:12 AM.
    11-08-2013 02:53 AM
  24. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    2 years ago I would have been delighted, but now it's just too late and nobody I know has a blackberry phone.
    Chief_Adu likes this.
    11-08-2013 05:14 AM
  25. broar94's Avatar
    BBM is coming soon on WP .. But i couldnt care less :P
    11-08-2013 05:38 AM
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