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.
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 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 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.