Blackberry—the financially floundering smartphone maker that prides itself on end-to-end encryption—may have finally met its match in the form of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Motherboard reports that the RCMP, as part of a criminal investigation, was able to intercept and decrypt more than a million Blackberry…
When it comes to clandestine meet-ups with drug lords, fuck WhatsApp. Turns out BBM is indispensable for interviewing the most wanted fugitive in the world.
Nokia has confirmed that BBM is coming to its Windows Phone range.
Look, we all know that BlackBerry is in a tail spin and has been for awhile. And at this point the situation can only become an incredible underdog story or a put the dog out of his misery moment. There's no status quo anymore. But somehow the hole keeps being dug deeper. BlackBerry announced an abysmal early earnings…
Even as Blackberry has fallen from grace over the last few years, its proprietary messaging service BBM has remained a solid, well-designed product. A few months back, the company announced plans to bring the product to iOS and Android. We were excited then, and after spending a few minutes with the final build of…
BlackBerry’s web people made a bit of a faux pas last night, accidentally making a page advertising its cross-platform BBM apps live before time. They pulled it, but it lives on in the form of incriminating screen captures.
At first blush there's a lot to like about BB10, BlackBerry (née RIM)'s last great hope at redemption. But the first thing you might love is the revamped BBM. It's crazy slick, and your iPhone is jealous.
Facebook for BlackBerry now integrates BBM to make it easy for RIM fans to chat. Enjoy, all three of you. [BB App World]
The last vestige of BlackBerry in the modern world, BBM, has a slick new feature that could stave off the overpopulation of BlackBerry's in recycling bins and possibly please the few suit wearing keyboard lovers left: the new BBM 7.0 has something called BBM Voice, a feature that basically offers free voice calling…
So BBM is going to get video chat in BB10. And some other super-integrated features, probably! RIM Cheerleading Coach/CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed it today at the annual RIM shareholder's conference:
RIM is toast. RIM, in the very near future, will no longer exist. BB10 will probably never be released. The ship is sinking, on fire, and covered in ants. If it keeps bleeding out, there maybe nothing left worth saving. But if RIM chops itself up for salvage now? We all win.
The Sunday Times is reporting that RIM is planning to split its handset and messaging network into two separate companies, then sell off the ill-fated BlackBerry hardware business.
One of the few things that makes the humble BlackBerry attractive is the Messenger service, which has been embraced by teenagers and the corporate world alike. But as people migrate from RIM's handset to other smartphones, BBM contact lists around the globe are shrinking—and now the software's future looks uncertain.
BlackBerry maker RIM has released a statement on the ongoing BlackBerry Messenger service failures, saying that pretty much everything broke at once. And there's now a big backlog of sexts to process.