Finally after all rumors, much awaited and popular BlackBerry Messenger (exclusively available to BlackBerry devices so far) is now released for iOS devices too & it is available for download (download link at the end of the post) in the App Store. Right now, it is only available on the New Zealand App Store.
According to release notes,
BBM™ is now here for iPhone. The best way to connect with anyone, anywhere for free. Download it now.
• Immediately know when your messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Know when contacts are responding to your message
• Say it with a variety of emoticons for every mood and emotion.
Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups – Create or join a group and chat, share pictures lists, and appointments with the whole group. You can even be in a group with people who aren’t part of your BBM contact list.
• Multi-chat – Invite multiple contacts to participate in a chat together.
• Broadcast – Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.
There’s more to share with BBM:
• Share voice notes
• Share photos
• Share URLs
Personalize your Profile and keep it fresh:
• Choose a different profile picture and update your personal status whenever you want, in an instant – so your profile will always reflect the way that you feel.
• Profile pictures (avatars) can be updated using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).
Stay in control:
• With 2-way opt-in, you have control over who messages you.
• Invites via PIN/QR mean that there is no need to share e-mail or phone number if you prefer not to, which provides control over how you are contacted.
Coming Soon: BBM Channels, BBM Voice & BBM Video.
BBM for iOS is now available for free in the App Store and for your information I’m sticking to WhatsApp only its because I’m too week in remembering BBM pin (long line of numbers).