BlackBerry Messenger bumped up to version 6.1.0.70, fixes group updates and map issues

BBM Update 6.1.0.70
By Jared DiPane on 21 Feb 2012 11:43 am EST
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We know you are all busy downloading, installing and playing around with the many great features of PlayBook OS 2 today, but don't forget about your beloved BlackBerry Smartphone. BlackBerry Messenger has been updated today as well to version 6.1.0.70, and while the update is only a small one, it is one that addresses two issues that many users were experiencing. They have fixed the issue in group update section where you would not be notified by the iconic red star and also fixed is the ability to open locations that you sent or recieved on BlackBerry Maps. The update is small, but one that you will definitely want to make a few minutes to install today -- and you can do so easily by hitting the link below.

More information / download of BlackBerry Messenger 

26 comments

Ferraro161

Lol never done this before. But ummm First

BigAl_BB9900

Hmm, doesn't seem to be an upgrade waiting for my BB9900

Got to do something whilst waiting for my PB to sync (eg reinstalling 50Gb of files) after the OS/2 upgrade

Frustrated that still no UMA on BB9900.... Orange in the UK

pmccartney

Do a My World reset; hold Alt and type R,S,T. It will kick out of Appworld. Next time you go to MyWorld it should register the update available.

BigAl_BB9900

Many thanks - forgot about the Alt-ReSeT...

Installing as I type....

Only issue now - still cannot find a scrabble app on AppWorld...

Frustrated that still no UMA on BB9900.... Orange in the UK

pulsedc30

UMA now here on the Blackberry 9900 Orange UK.. Just update the handset to 7.1.0 Bundle 1149 and you will have UMA & a Mobile Hotspot option

kazn3r

ugh another release with BS fixes. how about the scroll issue? do RIM engineers even use blackberries anymore, or have they switched to iphones, too?

ph03n1x

Actually it does fix it it twitches a little but much better than before

kazn3r

...I mean how can anyone even have a BBM group anymore. I have 30 contacts, down from 146 -- 6 months ago. Nice, BB, nice.

pmccartney

Seems like it may be time for you to move on and join your 116 other friends that did so. It's just not worth the frustration. Try something else.

I will stick with BB. It still does more than I need and my BBM Contacts list is growing.

kazn3r

i don't need to switch to iPhone, there's nothing wrong with how my bb works, it's just funny the way they release "fixes" that never really fix much

datta72

speak for yourself. I still have 6 groups going and over 100 bbm contacts. The group update is worth it to me

ph03n1x

Maybe u can confirm for me then is the groups better? Less lag a slight twitching occasionally?

sk8er_tor

Perhaps your BBM contacts just deleted you from their BBM. I find your numbers hard to believe.

mssca

Thanks crackberry for heads up. I had to refresh my app list to get the update.

Hibbylinx81

By the way any news on d official 7.1 for 9900!!

Vertego

Link shows Version: 6.1.0.49???

imcurved

Installing...
Coolio!

siddo_d

I'm having issue downloading this. I'm in the UK and it gets to 4.5MB then says i'm it doesn't support my country?! (this has never happened)

Vertego

Now telling me 6.1.0.70 is available but will not update my version 6.1.0.68

MoolahMitch

Anyone experience the issue whereby you reboot the phone and it resends old boradcast messages as old broadcast messages as new messages to your contacts?

I have seen it occur with me repeatedly and a few others I know.

khaber

Yes it happened to me and me friends.. I think it a bug.

MoolahMitch

Anyone experience the issue whereby you reboot the phone and it resends old boradcast messages as old broadcast messages as new messages to your contacts?

I have seen it occur with me repeatedly and a few others I know.

djfawbz

If the update isn't showing up in app world, you can also go the the blackberry website from your mobile browser & get the download link from there...

pauldriver

Anyone have this cause their phone to go into a reboot loop?

jaexma

i have upgraded the new version. after reboot the icon went missing, cant find it anywhere. in app world it says install. tried battery pull, installing it again and nothing.

can anyone help me on what i need to do to get the bbm icon back and running smoothly?