Before Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage there was BBM. A simple yet ahead of its time messaging app. Sure windows and Yahoo messengers allowed people to chat but required computers. Having the ability to talk to anyone for free while on the move was a new concept. The app had amazing features like voice note and …
So Blackberry is finally rolling out some very useful features after a long lack of updates. Things like retract sent messages and timed chat much like snapchat. Problem is; they are premiere features that will require paid subscription. There are two ways to run a business: Good and Stupid. Sadly, this one is pure stupidity. …
Let me tell the story by starting out with my smart phone history. As most around my area, I too jumped on the legacy Blackberry curve. The BBM made life new and easy. Adding people were exciting and new, texting free 24? Where do I sign?
Years passed and I made the switch to the iPhone, an amazing phone but too strict for its own good. I then triad the Samsung Galaxy Note II which broke in a year lol. Now I’m back on iPhone 5S and thinking to give HTC One a go. That until Blackberry passport was announced.
I admit I did not give the device any importance at first, but as more and more news surfaced I reconsidered. I admit I love jailbroken IOS and think BBOS 10 is a downgrade but with the new system update and features I may give it ago if and only if the price is right.
Its no secret that one of the biggest world wide tech disappointment accrued yesterday, the BBM launch cancellation. Despite the extreme hype and rumors followed by official statement of the release date, BlackBerry failed to live up to yet another promise. After hours of strange silence, Blackberry came with a statement that an unofficial leaked BBM …
Reports across the web are pointing that the long awaited Blackberry messenger will finally hit Android this Friday followed by IOS on Saturday. This can only mean good news as many people consider BBM the ultimate chatting app considering its a mix of speed, privacy and reliability as opposite to the OPEN Whatssapp app which allows any one to contact you as long as he or she has your mobile number.
Its 5am and i still didn’t get my needed sleep so i decided to post this from my iPhone tumblr app.
Being a technology and gadget person i surprisingly didn’t make the jump to the uprising craze of the Blackberry phone. I just didn’t need it and saw it useless until my brother got it as a -sort of- gift.
After some time he sold it to me for not so reasonable price. I did not have any data plan at that time thus couldn’t download and use most of the apps. Shortly after, pre paid data plans begin to surface and i was an early adopter.
I still did not find the phone so amazing except the BBM which every one i know uses. To me that was the only real benefit of having a BB. I remember having almost 40 friends on bbm back at the day.
Now i only have the people that matter. A huge reduce as you can see but I feel like i did a good cleanup. New days the iPhone gets around 90% of my use and the only reason I’m keeping the blackberry is to stay in touch with people that don’t have an iPhone.
Im interested to see the next gen of Blackberry phones and what will they offer but to turn the market around looks like “Too late” to me.
The only thing i would like to be added to the iPhone is a dedicated bbm like chat messenger. The available apps are nice but not great and the iMessage still has a long road ahead.
Well, thats my Blackberry story. Thanks for reading.