RIM Intros BBM Mobile Gifting Platform
Research In Motion today announced the BBM Mobile Gifting Platform for network operators. The Gifting Platform will let a BlackBerry subscriber use their account to approve and pay for airtime, apps or other carrier services requested by another BlackBerry subscriber. The system integrates with BlackBerry App World and RIM's BlackBerry Messenger service. BlackBerry users will be notified via BBM when a transaction has been requested and can then approve of that transaction from within BBM. RIM envisions that this system will be useful in situations such as helping parents control the spending of their children by managing App World purchases.
Review: BlackBerry Motion
The latest collaboration between BlackBerry Mobile and TCL is the Motion, a large slab that runs Android and boasts BlackBerry's powerful productivity tools. Mobile pros will be happy with features such as BlackBerry Hub and the Productivity Tab, while businesses that deploy the Motion will appreciate the DTEK security software.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
BlackBerry Makes BBM Privacy Features Free
BBM users now have more control over their messages thanks to an update BlackBerry made available to Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. All three platforms now have unlimited use of the Retract and Timer features.