Facebook, Twitter, Other Apps Now BBM Connected
Research In Motion today announced that a number of applications are now BlackBerry Messenger connected. The new slew of BBM connect apps include Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World, and BlackBerry Music. Updates to these applications will be pushed out over the next 10 days, allowing BlackBerry smartphone users to interact with their BBM contacts from within the BBM connected apps. For example, RIM says that once Facebook and Twitter are connected with BBM, users can share their status updates and tweets as their BBM personal message, as well as share tweets or Facebook updates with BBM contacts. RIM said that users interested in using these features should check for updates in BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry Improves BBM with Support for Lollipop and iOS 8
BlackBerry today pushed out BBM 2.6 to the Android and iOS platforms, as well as its own BlackBerry platform. All three versions of the app gain new features, including support for stickers within group chats and a 60-second option for time chats.
BlackBerry Bringing BBM to Android Wear
BlackBerry today showed off BBM for Android Wear. With BBM on your wrist, Android Wear owners will be able to read incoming BBM messages, review and accept BBM invites, scan through the BBM inbox, and respond with either canned messages or dictated messages via Google Now.
BBM Beta for Windows Phone Now Available
BlackBerry and Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of BBM for the Windows Phone platform. BBM is being offered as a beta, but it includes many of the features available to the Android and iOS versions of the app.
BlackBerry Buys WatchDox, Brings Games to BBM for Android
BlackBerry today said it has agreed to acquire a company called WatchDox. WatchDox helps companies securely manage file syncing and sharing services across their business.