BlackBerry has been busy working on BBM. We've just seen an update to the BBM beta on Windows Phone but it seems a beta update has landed for BlackBerry 10 users too. There isn't much to this update but it does bring about a new way to add BBM contacts. There is a new Add Contact screen where you can seemingly add contacts from a suggested list or send an invite to a contact to their e-mail address. Even the scan barcode screen has been tweaked too.
There are some known issues with this beta update
- Glympse sent during out of coverage is received as expired after User turns on Wifi
- Classic - After selecting a tab, User cant precisely and easily move up and down to highlight items using trackpad
- Classic - User is unable to scroll through the Voice chat toolbar in the Voice chat UI using the trackpad
- Classic - User can't easily scroll using trackpad in the chat history area containing a long message history, sometimes automatic scrolling happens even without the use of trackpad
You'll see mention of the BlackBerry Classic in that list of issues. A device not yet released or heard much of since it was announced during the last earnings call. But they're obviously testing internally. A bit funny to see it mentioned, really.
Also, note that by updating to this latest BBM beta, you may lose your existing chats. We're not sure if this is a limited beta as previous beta versions have been. If you don't have a Beta Zone account you can sign up for one for free. To update just open up the Beta Zone app to check for a BBM beta update.