Posts Tagged ‘ bbm

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is out


Just few hours ago, RIM has officially announced the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. As news confirmed before, the new OS provides an integrated email client with a unified inbox, integrates your social accounts with calendars and contacts, updated BlackBerry Bridge, and now it supports a range of “Android apps”!

More details are on BlackBerry blog.

BlackBerry Messenger Outage

It’s been noticed that most of BlackBerry users in Kuwait been getting a lot of delays in email and blackberry messages delivery. The same issue have previously affected several areas around the globe last december, which forced RIM to release BlackBerry messenger to cover those flaws caused by a database update.

“Root cause is currently under review, but based on preliminary analysis, it currently appears that the issue stemmed from a flaw in two recently released versions of BlackBerry Messenger (versions and that caused an unanticipated database issue within the BlackBerry infrastructure,” according to RIM. “RIM has taken corrective action to restore service.”

RIM released a new version of BlackBerry Messenger (version and encouraged any user who upgraded their Messenger since Dec. 14 to download the lastest version.

A similar issue affected UAE, and Etisalat responded to that with a press release [Here]

Apparently RIM has applied a new update that affected Kuwait this time, and interrupted the service for customers from the three Kuwaiti telecom companies. We should expect a new BBM update in the upcoming few days. BBM group.. No more?

I think some of you people have wondered why did we remove the group barcode. Well, we removed it for a simple, but an annoying reason! SPAM! we got these wierd adds, requests, floods, people were trying those barcodes “3ala afaana”… etc! On the other hand, there were those amazing members in the group talking and chatting all the time.

So, here it is… we are not closing the channel, but we’re limiting access to it.

Feel free to add me to you BBM if you’re willing to join the channel, and I’ll do the rest :)
*Don’t even think about adding me if you’re a broadcast freak!!*

PIN: 26284F31


New BBM is out

Its just a maintenance release with no huge changes, you can download it by going to on your Blackberry device

Yet another BBM version… is out

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4 days back, Hamad wrote about the release of version BlackBerry Messenger… and now version is out, cleaning some bugs as it seems! visit to get the update. BBM Group :-)

We have created a group on BBM for… All you gotta do is to grab your BlackBerry and choose “Scan a group Barcode” to join us! We’ll be waiting for you :)

New BlackBerry Messenger is out


RIM just released a new version of the Blackberry Messenger 5.0 which seems to be a maintenance for the current 5.0 app.

This version doesn’t really add new features but finally it’ll let you be able to get a visible preview of the incoming pictures. also it has some menu-adjustments.

you can download the new version by going to on your blackberry device.

Blackberry messenger 5.0


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 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
    • Note: BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 and later is required for the SMS functionality.
  • 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 is required to receive large media files.
  • 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.
  • Source

    * EDIT: this is the full guide u need to install/configure and know how to use the new features. LINK