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Users are more loyal to BlackBerry Messenger than to any other Android messaging app

A recent report revealed BlackBerry Messenger has a more loyal user base than any other Android messaging service. This report includes apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat, as well as social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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BlackBerry Messenger plays an important part in uncovering Brazilian corruption scandal

Thanks to thousands of BBM messages, Brazilian authorities were able to properly uncover a corruption scandal in Brazil. The scandal involved more than 100 people skimming money from a Brazilian oil company.

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BBM: BlackBerry keeps Windows Phone users hanging on, launches beta test

BlackBerry's plan to launch BBM for Windows Phone by June clearly fell by the wayside. Now it says it's releasing a beta version, though those easily frustrated by buggy software are asked to wait "just a bit longer" for the full product.

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BBM hits 160m registrations, but only half are active

BlackBerry boss John Chen revealed Thursday that BBM – the cross-platform messaging app that's come to form part of the company's saviour strategy – now has 160 million active users. However, it appears only half of them are using it with any regularity.

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Heartbleed: BlackBerry to roll out BBM patches for Android and iOS this week

While the risk of attack is deemed by BlackBerry as "extremely small," the company is nevertheless taking the precautionary measure of rolling out patches for Android and iOS users of its BBM app to prevent any possibility of a Heartbleed-related attack.

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BlackBerry reaffirms intent to launch BBM for Windows Phone as service hits 85m users

BBM forms a key part of BlackBerry's plan to return to profitability, with the company confirming in recent days its intent to bring the software to Windows Phone by July. The messaging app launched for iOS and Android in October last year.

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As BBM offers details on future update, Viber says it’s looking to launch on BB10

BlackBerry has announced a number of new features set to arrive with the next version of its BBM messaging app, including photo-sharing in group chats and larger file transfers. Meanwhile, competitor Viber says it intends to launch on BB10.

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BBM now works on Android phones running Gingerbread

Last month BlackBerry said it'd soon launch BBM for Android phones running Gingerbread and on Tuesday it made good on its promise. With more than 20 percent of the world's Android phones still running v. 2.3, the app's user base could receive quite a boost.

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Another one out: Executive in charge of BlackBerry’s BBM business exits company

The guy in charge of BlackBerry Messenger, Andrew Bocking, is the latest executive to leave the embattled mobile company. BBM is one of BlackBerry's few success stories, so his decision to walk out may come as a surprise to some.

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BBM update brings iPod Touch and iPad support, plus new features for Android and iOS

BBM got 10 million downloads in its first 24 hours when it launched for Android and iOS last month, though iPod Touch and Wi-Fi-only iPad users were left out. An update rolled out Thursday, however, means everyone's now invited to the BBM party.

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BBM hits 10m iOS and Android downloads in 24 hours, tops app store charts worldwide

iOS and Android users are showing some serious interest in the BBM instant messaging app, with BlackBerry announcing more than 10 million downloads in its first 24 hours of availability.

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BBM blast off! Five million+ downloads for Android and iOS in first 8 hours

It may be having trouble selling its smartphones, but it looks like plenty of Android and iDevice owners are up for using BlackBerry's BBM messenger service, with more than 5 million downloads reported for the app on its first day of availability.

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BlackBerry says launch of BBM app for Android and iOS delayed by at least a week

BlackBerry's BBM messaging app for Android and iOS is on its way! Trouble is, no one knows exactly when it'll arrive. It was supposed to launch last weekend, but it all went horribly wrong. Now the company says it won't be here for at least another week.

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BlackBerry ‘pauses’ launch of BBM for Android and iOS

Announced to great fanfare at a BlackBerry Live event back in May, the launch of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS this weekend was supposd to be a proud moment for the troubled mobile company. But it didn't happen.

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BlackBerry releases BBM for Android and iOS, available from September 21

BlackBerry has announced it will release the cross-platform BBM app for iOS and Android this weekend. It's Android up first on September 21, while iOS will follow the day after.

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