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BlackBerry Messenger 6 to Change the Way People Interact While Using Apps

Aug 9, 2011

Research In Motion announced the availability of BlackBerry Messenger version 6 with a new and revolutionary social experience. The new version provides support for "BBM connected" apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the BBM connected app, representatives from the company said. BBM 6 is available at http://www.blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger.

BBM connected apps integrate the popular functionality of the BBM service and offer users the ability to interact with their friends from within the app itself. For example, with a BBM connected game app, users can invite their BBM friends to join them in a game and then chat with one another in real time while the game is being played – without ever leaving the game app. They can share experience about newly discovered applications, have a BBM chat within apps, discover new apps through friends, etc. A selection of BBM connected apps are already available on BlackBerry App World.

"BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users," said Alistair Mitchell, VP, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at Research In Motion. "It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences."