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  1. bakron1's Avatar
    I still use BBM on my Passport and Classic to communicate with my daughters who are on Classics and my wife who is on BBMe on her Priv
    That’s great, I just added a couple more members to our BBMe groups, so we are still keeping it alive.
    01-06-20 03:54 PM
  2. D BB's Avatar
    BBM is now more secure than ever
    I use it with my wife and telegram with 3/4 contacts
    Others: sms/email


    Posted via Classic
    bakron1 likes this.
    01-06-20 05:21 PM
  3. John Albert's Avatar
    The current BBMe reviews on Play Store are very terrible. The majority of users gave it a single star review.
    R1R likes this.
    01-06-20 06:38 PM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    I only use BBMe because I have a few hold out friends that won't use anything else.

    In my opinion it sucks from a consumer standpoint. Simple as that. Surprised this conversation continues.
    01-06-20 07:07 PM
  5. bakron1's Avatar
    The current BBMe reviews on Play Store are very terrible. The majority of users gave it a single star review.
    I think the main reason for the reviews is the fact it’s is not a free app. I still have several groups with folks who say it’s worth the small fee you pay for the service and our groups are still going strong.
    01-06-20 07:20 PM
  6. John Albert's Avatar
    I think the main reason for the reviews is the fact it’s is not a free app. I still have several groups with folks who say it’s worth the small fee you pay for the service and our groups are still going strong.
    Some of these reviews complained about the paid app, but the rest blamed the app functionality and features.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    01-06-20 07:35 PM
  7. app_Developer's Avatar
    1M downloads for an app that was released in 2016?

    The bar is pretty low around here .....

    Disney Plus has over 10M downloads and was released in November 2019.
    Yeah, but to be fair, if Baby Yoda were seen with a Key2 millions would buy one. TCL would have to fire up the BBMo assembly lines again.
    01-08-20 10:43 PM
  8. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    Yeah, but to be fair, if Baby Yoda were seen with a Key2 millions would buy one. TCL would have to fire up the BBMo assembly lines again.
    Yeah but did you see how many "bounty-hunters" had tracers on Baby Yoda? It's like if BlackBerry existed, BBMe even, a long time ago in a Galaxy far far away....it would have been quite peaceful and quiet.....bad for Disney maybe, but good for the galaxy on the other hand (with a Blackberry in it) :-)
    01-09-20 12:37 AM
  9. R1R's Avatar
    I still use BBM on my Passport and Classic to communicate with my daughters who are on Classics and my wife who is on BBMe on her Priv
    I didn't know that was possible actually..
    01-12-20 02:26 PM
  10. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Looks like TCL brought BBs to CES
    01-12-20 03:26 PM
  11. goncal's Avatar
    I didn't know that was possible actually..
    It is. We have a family group that does need to be managed from BBMe. It's a Group Chat. Similar to BBM Groups
    R1R likes this.
    01-12-20 03:41 PM
  12. nevilleadaniels's Avatar
    I didn't know that was possible actually..
    They kept that quiet. Thank god they fixed that.
    01-12-20 06:52 PM
  13. nevilleadaniels's Avatar
    Looks like TCL brought BBs to CES
    [IMG=1242x2688]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200112/aa8fb4c772f46669bb603886ac03b9ab.png[/url]
    Good then some of the rumours in the Chinese usenet groups may be true.
    Looking forward to a nice surprise.
    Samsung style monitors, enhanced device targeted at the medical sector with or Blackberry.
    01-12-20 07:20 PM
  14. Crusader03's Avatar
    It is. We have a family group that does need to be managed from BBMe. It's a Group Chat. Similar to BBM Groups
    Could you please provide details as to how this is done? I can communicate from BBM10 to individuals on BBMe, but cannot join a BBMe group chat from BBM10. Would love to be able to!
    01-12-20 07:30 PM
  15. bh7171's Avatar
    Looks like TCL brought BBs to CES
    [IMG=1242x2688]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200112/aa8fb4c772f46669bb603886ac03b9ab.png[/url]
    I don't know why they wouldn't. They still make and sale BlackBerry phones
    01-12-20 09:58 PM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    They still sell BlackBerry phones
    Fixed.

    I really doubt there are new units being built in 2020.
    01-12-20 11:25 PM
  17. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Guess it was more for PR than anything else. Keeping up appearances.
    01-13-20 12:26 AM
  18. goncal's Avatar
    The only way it worked for us was to create the chat on BBMe and invite BBMmembers to the BBMe chat on the Priv
    01-13-20 01:06 AM
  19. R1R's Avatar
    It is. We have a family group that does need to be managed from BBMe. It's a Group Chat. Similar to BBM Groups
    Thanks for the Hint
    01-14-20 07:20 AM
  20. CNX66's Avatar
    It's over!

    After the customer shut down of BBM in May 2019 it more than ever feels like BlackBerry has reached it's definite end.

    Sure there were countless setbacks from the times of the company's golden age until now but for me nothing ever felt as definitely as the shut down of BlackBerry Messenger last year.

    As this might come as a surprise to some let me explain to you why I feel like that.

    A little more than a decade ago a BlackBerry was by far the coolest Mobile device on the market and owning one was simply special.
    Having one enabled you to do things with your phone that no other phone was capable of.
    The BlackBerry had features other phones simply didn't have back than.
    Features like an email client, a highly functional web browser and of course the infamous BlackBerry Messenger.

    There was no WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, WeChat or any other messenger for a mobile device at this time.
    There was MSN and ICQ for the usage on a desktop computer or notebook but for your phone there was nothing else but SMS.

    If you had friends or family outside your residence country and you didn't want to spend a load of money anytime you were sending them a short message from a mobile device, owning a BlackBerry and using BBM was inevitable.
    This made BlackBerry unbelievable popular with expats and international business people.

    When my international friends convinced me to get my first device and I started using BBM it made me feel like becoming part of a technical advanced international community of people ahead of their time.

    Nowadays the Sony-Ericssons and other feature phones that people outside the "BlackBerry world" used back than are gone.
    Owning a smartphone is nothing special anymore at all.
    A browser, email client and free messenger services are absolutely standard.
    BlackBerry is not on top of the smartphone market anymore and doesn't even have an own operating system.
    BlackBerry is nothing more than one out of many brands on the market of Android bases smartphones.
    Sure they still have features like the physical keyboard other brands don't have (and I wouldn't want to miss) but there is definitely no feeling of exclusiveness and standing out of the crowd by using a BlackBerry phone like there was before at all.

    There was one absolutely final last thing though that reminded me of the good old days and made BlackBerry feel like BlackBerry - it was using the BlackBerry Messenger.

    Even though you were using it on an Android device. Even though was not exclusive for BlackBerry anymore but available for any smartphone on the market and even though numberless other messenger services exist.
    BMM was BBM.
    It was that very same messenger service that you used to talk to you friends and partners in UAE, Singapore and anywhere else in the world at the time when BlackBerry was the coolest thing in the world.

    Also, the fact it still existed enabled you to communicate with any old Curve, Bold, Torch, any other device that didn't support WhatsApp anymore.
    If I felt like using my old Bold for a couple of days I was able to do so because I was able to chat with anyone I convinced to download BBM (since it became available for Android and even IOS).
    The Internet functions were outdated but if you didn´t need much it did it`s job as a daily driver.
    As BBM shut down support, these old devices suddenly turned into dumbphones that are left with not much more than basic phone functions.

    Even the BBOS10 devices became unsuitable as daily drivers as they leak a functional messaging service. (I know about what's fixer on BBOS10 but I'm simply not 100% satisfied enough with how it works so that I would use it on a daily basis).
    I loved the Q10 and Passport but I can´t use a phone without messaging service.

    So looking back in History now, I feel that moment apple released the IPhone and other smartphone was a setback.
    When companies like Samsung slowly became capable of doing the same things a BlackBerry could do, it was a setback.
    When BlackBerry started making horrible touch screen devices like the Storm, it was a setback.
    When almost every former BlackBerry user switched to another brand and you became basically the last one using one (except Mr. Obama), it was a setback.
    When BlackBerry OS was replaced by android it was a setback (but also had it's benefits).

    But the end of BBM is a catastrophe!

    In my eyes and feels much more like the actually end of BlackBerry than any bad thing that happened in the past.

    It suddenly made any pre-android BlackBerry device almost worthless and it took the last thing away that made BlackBerry feel like BlackBerry.

    For me there is nothing now that gives me back that feeling of owning a BlackBerry in the zeros. Owning the KEY2 now just feels (and looks) like owning any other Android phone.

    The fact there is no BBOS anymore, the fact there is no Device in a classical BlackBerry design that is suitable to be used as a daily driver and the fact that now BBM doesn`t even exist anymore makes me even feel like BlackBerry doesn´t exist anymore.

    Does anyone here agree with me or do you think it was already over long before the end of BBM? Or do you even think it´s still not over?
    Does BlackBerry still feel anything like BlackBerry in the zeros to you by now? And what messengers are you guys using now?

    Thanks for your answers.

    With best regards.

    R1R
    Long text but there is BBM Enterprise and lot of alternatives in the market.
    01-14-20 08:26 AM
  21. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I don't know why they wouldn't. They still make and sale BlackBerry phones
    Well they are still selling them.... there is no evidence they are still actively producing them.

    At least someone got them to admit there are no new phones for 2020 or a PIE update.
    01-14-20 09:32 AM
  22. bakron1's Avatar
    I am still active in a few BBMe groups and we are still getting request to join, not as busy as it was in the BB10 days, but we are still active and going strong.

    The end of BBM and some general thoughts.-img_0420.jpg
    01-17-20 04:07 PM
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