BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0
Launch Date: Global – October 7, 2009
“BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows BlackBerry Smartphone users to send and receive instant messages with other BlackBerry Smartphone users.”
so tomorrow we’ll start getting all the msgs with the links to download the new bbm, I suggest all of you guys get the link from crackberry.com or any trusted source u know and ignore all the links from the bbm msgs just to be in the safe side cause you don’t want your contacts to be erased.
Enhanced SMS -Allows for a conversational chat-like user experience with a single contact list for the most personal mobile-to-mobile communications
Avatars - Users can choose a picture from the BlackBerry Smartphone gallery and save it as their personal avatar, which will be seen by their contacts. They can also view other avatars in the contact list and zoom in on the avatars of contacts participating in a conversation by selecting “View participants.”
Large Media File Transfer - Users can send/receive large file transfers up to 6 megabytes for pictures, files and audio.
- Note: BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 and later is required for the SMS functionality.
Enhanced Group Functionality - Allows for the ability to update, share & communicate with a subset community.
Bar-code Identity - A user can add a contact to the BlackBerry Messenger contact list by displaying a 2-dimensional bar code that invitees can capture with their device cameras.
Reliable Contact Backup and Restore - Contacts are backed-up on a server and do not require the need for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
- Note: BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is required to receive large media files.
* EDIT: this is the full guide u need to install/configure and know how to use the new features. LINK