BlackBerry Messenger Now Supports iOS Devices Without Cellular Connections

Thursday November 14, 2013 10:57 AM PST by Jordan Golson
BBMBlackBerry has updated its BBM messaging app for iOS to include support for the iPod touch and (sort of) the iPad, as well as additional sharing options and other improvements.

The prior version of BBM only worked with iPhones and iPads that have a cellular connection, and wouldn't work with iPod Touch or Wi-Fi-only iPad devices. However, BlackBerry has not rewritten the user interface to fit the iPad and BBM on the tablet works solely in pixel-doubled mode.
A new update to BBM is rolling out for Android and iPhone users. In addition to several new features, bug fixes and performance improvements, we are also proud to deliver something you’ve been asking for: support for iPod and iPads!

Here’s a quick overview of what’s new:

What's New in BBM Version 1.0.4.133

- Support for iPod and iPad devices running iOS6 and iOS7
- Improvements to right-to-left language support
- More options for sharing your BBM PIN Barcode
- Find your friends on other social networks who are also using BBM
- Fixes an issue where some users would be missing BBM contact names
BBM is available free through the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 12 months ago


Because at least I bought a Z10 while everybody was shouting doom. My first BlackBerry.


Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

A $1000 computer does not depreciate in 2 years.


You obviously don't understand depreciation. It's depreciating from day one.

iOS devices are not meant to be as permanent as desktops. The upgrade cycles are much shorter, especially since the technology is moving so quickly.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Still waiting for:

- It should also support iOS 5, Mac, Linux, and Windows
- One PIN should work for multiple devices


Why would it need to support iOS 5?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Why would it need to support iOS 5?


Because Apple obsoleted the iPad 1 in just 2 years.

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Because the world revolves around cube


Because at least I bought a Z10 while everybody was shouting doom. My first BlackBerry.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Because Apple obsoleted the iPad 1 in just 2 years.


Really?

iPhone (original): iOS 1, 2, 3
iPod touch (1st generation): iOS 1, 2, 3
iPhone 3G: iOS 2, 3, 4
iPod touch (2nd generation): iOS 2, 3, 4
iPod touch (3rd generation): iOS 3, 4, 5
iPad (original): iOS 3, 4, 5

It got three versions of iOS, just like several other devices got.

It's not like they abandoned it like some other manufacturers do. *cough* Android *cough*
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Really?

iPhone (original): iOS 1, 2, 3
iPod touch (1st generation): iOS 1, 2, 3
iPhone 3G: iOS 2, 3, 4
iPod touch (2nd generation): iOS 2, 3, 4
iPod touch (3rd generation): iOS 3, 4, 5
iPad (original): iOS 3, 4, 5

It got three versions of iOS, just like several other devices got.

It's not like they abandoned it like some other manufacturers do. *cough* Android *cough*


A $1000 computer does not depreciate in 2 years.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
One PIN per device? Looks like BBM has missed the boat.... once again.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

A $1000 computer does not depreciate in 2 years.


It was a 256MB appliance, designed to be used and thrown away. It couldn't even fully function without being tethered to a real computer until iOS 5.

Think about how much other devices cost. The iPhone costs around the same thing and got similar support.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

is anybody really bothered about blackberry anymore?


Should anyone be bothered with any company? I consider myself a big tech head, but Apple, BlackBerry, Google/Android are not that important to me to be bothered by or get angry at. There's a reason why we have competiton. One company screws up, you move on to the next one and so on.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

You know what I meant. No need to try to be clever.

$1000 is not throwaway in 2 years.

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It's Apple's fault. They made it with 256MB (and didn't advertise it).

My fault would be to buy from Apple, but I'm correcting that.


I know, right?

It should be more like the Xoom, the first big named tablet that came out with Android. It's still supp- oh, wait, no it isn't. I'm sure that the other tegra 2 tablets are still being supported right now, though.

Oh, wait, none of the tablets that were released beside the iPad 2 are still being updated today that I know of.

But, hey, it's Apple's fault here. ;)

Edit: Btw, the furthest one got updated was ... to 4.1 Jelly Bean. You know, the update released about a year after Honeycomb. That means not all of them were even updated a full year.
Rating: 1 Votes

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