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]

Top Rated Comments

saving107 Avatar
105 months ago

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

Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garya73 Avatar
105 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Am3r1ca16 Avatar
105 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?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cube Avatar
105 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
105 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*
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cube Avatar
105 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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