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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY): 160 million users now registered for BBM

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The BBM Messenger service was initially only available on BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) made devices. But as BlackBerry lost marketshare against Android and iOS, it released BBM on those platforms.

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BlackBerry BBM hits 85M monthly active users

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that BBM now has around 85 million monthly users and has 113 million registered users. BlackBerry previously cited the MAUs figure, according to TechCrunch.

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BBM to get photos in multi-person chats, larger file transfers

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BlackBerry has updated the BBM messaging service with a few new features. You will be able to share photos in multi-person chats and will have the ability to send files that are up to 16MB in size. The current limit is 6MB. BlackBerry is going to make emoticons larger.
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BlackBerry is launching BBM for Nokia Lumia devices

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Nokia made an announcement at Mobile World Congress about how BlackBerry Messenger will be released for Windows Phone devices in the “coming months.” BBM will be exclusive for Nokia Lumia devices initially, but then will be released to all Windows Phone devices after six months.
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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) adds stickers to BBM

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has found a new way to make money from the BBM messaging service. BlackBerry has added virtual stickers to the BBM messaging service, which is a popular feature found in the Line messaging app. The stickers can be bought from the BBM Shop. Virtual stickers generally can be licensed by brands as well. Each sticker pack has between 10 to 25 individual stickers. Some of the sticker packs will be free, but the premium packs will be paid. The stickers and BBM Shop launched today in a limited external beta.
[Source: BlackBerry Blog]

BBM hits Android Gingerbread devices

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BlackBerry has announced that the BBM messaging app is available on Android Gingerbread devices. Android Gingerbread accounts for 20% of all Android devices so it makes sense that BlackBerry releases the messaging service for this platform. This translates to around 175 million devices since there are 877 million active Android devices. BBM hit around 80 million active users at the end of October after the messaging service arrived on iOS and Android.
[Source: TNW]

BBM gets updated to support Dropbox, voice calls, channels, and location-sharing

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The BBM app for iOS and Android has been updated with several features. BBM Voice lets users make direct voice calls to BBM contacts through WiFi or cellular networks. BBM Channels adds message-board style group interactions around certain topics, themes, or personalities.
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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY): BBM head Andrew Bocking steps down

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) executive Andrew Bocking has stepped down. Bocking was an EVP at the company and is the head of the BBM messenger service.
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