1. Brandon Orr's Avatar
    BBM Channels to exit beta soon, plus BBM Voice and Video calling coming to Android and iOS users 'within months' | MobileSyrup.com

    "Making BBM a revenue generator is not new as the company was previously seeking individuals to start selling advertisers on using the service, specifically having sponsored posts and targeted ads within the BBM channels you subscribe to. CBC?s Andrea Bellemare stated during the interview that BlackBerry ?will launch BBM Channels soon.? Unfortunately there?s no specific timing of when BBM channels will exit beta."

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    10-26-13 10:39 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    All I can say is...

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    No, actually... Channels will give me the first real reason to get people to join BBM. I already told my peeps about it, but didn't bother pushing since I knew the I already have whatsappp argument would start and BBM for iOS/Android doens't have much to offer as it is (seriously - it's just Ds and Rs right now over whatsapp. Not everyone does groups).
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    10-26-13 11:08 AM
  3. zee3p0's Avatar
    Channels will also give the initiative for business and others to advertise bbm for BlackBerry.

    Have been using for a while i like it.

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    10-27-13 08:16 AM
  4. Brutal Efficiency's Avatar
    Yes, BBM will help BlackBerry a lot.

    It will also make BlackBerry much more well known, always having people look into a BlackBerry smartphone when it comes time to upgrade!!

    BlackBerry Bold 9900; Q10; Z10 [BBM#6]
    10-27-13 09:14 AM
  5. BBPandy's Avatar
    The problem with the "months" is that there are 12 of them in a year...let's hope that months means 2 or 3. I have a number of iA (iOS & Android) BBM users who are looking for the rest of BBM to differentiate it from What's Up & Viber ect.

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    10-27-13 09:34 AM
  6. russmov's Avatar
    Hopefully they solve the no dark theme and channels issue.
    10-27-13 09:38 AM
  7. BBPandy's Avatar
    The current Channels vs has some pretty big bugs, hopefully they have 1 or 2 more releases B4 making it public. As a beta tester I understand having problems, if it wasn't in Beta though I would be very annoyed / upset

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    10-27-13 10:09 AM
  8. bbmme's Avatar
    I'm really excited for bbm channel, can't wait

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    10-27-13 11:30 AM
  9. Brandon Orr's Avatar
    The current Channels vs has some pretty big bugs, hopefully they have 1 or 2 more releases B4 making it public. As a beta tester I understand having problems, if it wasn't in Beta though I would be very annoyed / upset

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    They haven't updated the beta in over a month I think probably most of those bugs are fixed and they're maybe adding one or two surprise features. My friend works on the BBM Channels team and he doesn't give much away but said there's one new feature coming in the official release that he thinks a lot of people will really like. My money is on a built in GIF creator since they already have it in the BBM Channels manager. A stumble upon style feature for discovering new channels would be cool too IMO

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    10-27-13 11:41 AM
  10. jelp2's Avatar
    All I can say is...

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    No, actually... Channels will give me the first real reason to get people to join BBM. I already told my peeps about it, but didn't bother pushing since I knew the I already have whatsappp argument would start and BBM for iOS/Android doens't have much to offer as it is (seriously - it's just Ds and Rs right now over whatsapp. Not everyone does groups).
    Its speed and reliability too. Ive had too many delayed or non delivered messages on Whatsapp. And thats not good when my wife is wondering why Im not answering her messages!! ( and not in a shady way!!!)
    Last edited by jelp2; 10-27-13 at 01:18 PM. Reason: clarification :)
    10-27-13 01:16 PM
  11. BBPandy's Avatar
    They haven't updated the beta in over a month I think probably most of those bugs are fixed and they're maybe adding one or two surprise features. My friend works on the BBM Channels team and he doesn't give much away but said there's one new feature coming in the official release that he thinks a lot of people will really like. My money is on a built in GIF creator since they already have it in the BBM Channels manager. A stumble upon style feature for discovering new channels would be cool too IMO

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    Yea last update was September 16th....Since then they have been focusing on improving the Channels Manager side....I still want at least one more beta B4 it's official. I don't want there to be any bugs when it's released because it will have a lot of critics looking at it. Let's not give them anything to complain about

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    10-27-13 01:53 PM
  12. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Yes, BBM will help BlackBerry a lot.

    It will also make BlackBerry much more well known, always having people look into a BlackBerry smartphone when it comes time to upgrade!!
    That may be true BUT it will also give people a reason to NOT look at BlackBerry. They can stay with one of the two platforms that right now have the more robust app environment and still get what is arguably BlackBerry's standout application. Time will tell but I think in terms of device adoption BBM, even with all the features enabled for cross platform, will essentially be a push.
    10-27-13 02:17 PM
  13. Thesmartmale's Avatar
    All I can say is...

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    No, actually... Channels will give me the first real reason to get people to join BBM. I already told my peeps about it, but didn't bother pushing since I knew the I already have whatsappp argument would start and BBM for iOS/Android doens't have much to offer as it is (seriously - it's just Ds and Rs right now over whatsapp. Not everyone does groups).
    Why does everyone forget to mention the 'recent updates' feature, it helps a lot in starting conversation.

    I find myself talking to my friends twice as much as I use to on whats app, I don't really know why but I think it's because of that updates tab.

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    10-27-13 06:29 PM
  14. Thesmartmale's Avatar
    The problem with the "months" is that there are 12 of them in a year...let's hope that months means 2 or 3. I have a number of iA (iOS & Android) BBM users who are looking for the rest of BBM to differentiate it from What's Up & Viber ect.

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    Don't you think BlackBerry needs to free BBM on androids and iphones from bugs first, make them amazing then move to BBM channels?

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    10-27-13 06:32 PM
  15. trsbbs's Avatar
    Don't you think BlackBerry needs to free BBM on androids and iphones from bugs first, make them amazing then move to BBM channels?

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    Doing both would be better.

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    10-27-13 07:10 PM
  16. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Yeah..hope they hit a home Run with the release of Channels!!!

    Make it so blackberry!!!

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    10-27-13 07:54 PM
  17. BB.David's Avatar
    "Within months" = knowing BlackBerry's snail pace most likely around February/March 2014 when BBM usage will subside.
    10-29-13 03:39 AM
  18. rennardd's Avatar
    Hopefully blackberry realizes the opportunity here and really pushes channels, video and voice. I think all of their focus should be on that. If they roll it out ( sooner than they are suggesting) and there are no major issues it nay be a winner.

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    10-29-13 07:46 AM

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