RIM Caves to India on BlackBerry Messenger but Ban Still Possible

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has agreed to India’s demands to allow the interception of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) communications within the country but a ban is still possible. Why? Because even though RIM is working to give India access to BBMs, its BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) system does not let RIM access the encrypted ...

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BlackBerry Messenger v5.0.1.32 Coming Soon to the Public

Brace yourself, because BlackBerry Messenger version 5.0.1.32 will soon be arriving at the BlackBerry Test Center. This can only mean one thing: all of us will finally be able to get our hands on the redesigned BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and get to try out the new features. BBM got an unexpected popularity boost during the ...

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RIM Placing Bets on BBM?

Research In Motion appears to be betting a lot on its Blackberry Messenger Service and even rolling out a new advertisement campaign featuring how it can make your life easier. Anything that positively sets BlackBerrys apart from its competitors in the smartphone market is good news for Research In Motion (RIM). However, will BlackBerry Messenger ...

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BlackBerry Users Used BBM to Share Reactions to 2010 FIFA World Cup

Use of Research In Motion’s proprietary BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service spiked drastically during key moments in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, underscoring the international importance of the popular smartphone line.  Fans used the service to send short messages to each other about ongoing games and their reactions.  Use reached a fervor by the time the ...

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New Version of BlackBerry Messenger Coming Soon

If you are lucky enough to be member of Research In Motion Ltd.’s (RIM) BlackBerry Beta Zone, then you can download the new beta version of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.17. Expect this update to be part of all of RIM’s plans to gear up for the launch BlackBerry OS 6. So what exactly is new in the ...

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