BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Video: How to Add New Contacts by Scanning the Barcode
The recent leak of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 to the interwebs has created a ton of mayhem (good mayhem!) in the CrackBerry forums. Seriously, you'd almost think it was an OS leak in the early days of Storm's launch. In this previous article we covered some of the new features that are to be found in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, which of course at the time of this writing has not yet been officially released.
One of the coolest new features is definitely the ability to add contacts via the barcode scanner. Within BlackBerry Messenger, you can now generate a unique barcode (visual representation of your device PIN) which people can then scan using the camera of their device. No more hunting for PINs and trying to type them out (which is a pain in the butt to try and do while out for an evening of socializing... which is when a lot of PIN exchanges happen these days). In the video above our theme-developing friend Wayne from WJDDesigns has put together a little walk through. With the implementation of the barcode, you have the ability to "post your barcode" and make it easy for people to add you from anywhere... like in the CrackBerry forums for example. Thanks for the vid Wayne!