Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up

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By John Callaham on 11 Jul 2014 12:24 pm EDT
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BlackBerry is no longer taking sign ups for the closed beta test of its upcoming BBM app for Windows Phone, with users now being asked to register for a waitlist.

This news, which was not unexpected, comes less than 24 hours after BlackBerry started taking signups for the Windows Phone BBM beta test. It's currently unknown just how many people were accepted into the beta test.

While the app is available in the Windows Phone Store only people who have been picked to participate in the closed beta test will be able to download and use the app. So far, there's no word on when the actual beta test will begin. We hope to get access to the early version of the BBM in the very near future for our own hands-on impressions.

Thanks to Ryan for the tip!

Source: BlackBerry Beta Zone

43 comments

IJKBB10

This ^

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Kristijonas

^^ pikatchu where are u?

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Prem WatsApp

+1

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rhon3g

Congratulations to all windows phone users. Enjoy using BBM!

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jope28

I wonder how it will work on the budget Lumia 520.

Frosty white Q10/10.2.1.3247

SnoozerBold

What if know one you know also got picked for the beta? :S

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blackmoe

You can still bbm users on other platforms.

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Puz_zled

Which is likely all you have in your contact lists anyway. Great job making a truly cross platform secure communications tool BBM team! Now, the additions to services!

From my Neutrino Powered Z10

SnoozerBold

Wow. I had quite the mental lapse there. I must need more coffee

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TheBirdDog

Haha...

Happy Friday!

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imcurved

I guess we will have to wait and see...

Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere

Anthony Roberts5

I don't know but I'm really loving the native UI that windows has and also they did state that they are to bring a native UI for both iOS and Android users as well :)

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sk8er_tor

That should help make the app run smoother.

felixlives

Sweet

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axeman1000

Sounds like the makings of a company to not be here in 2015.........(facepalm)

The media has nooo clue!!!!!!

robluck82

SUPER excited for BBM on Windows Phone as I do enjoy the native WP8 environment. The more the merrier, let's hope for successful beta testing and a problem-free launch!

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Bacon Munchers

All 80 of the quota allowance filled up.

LOL, would be nice to see numbers for a reference.

Nayalm

Now that's John Chen on high gear!
I bet Microsoft wasn't expecting this from BlackBerry lol.
God save the CEO!

STL100-1 (10.2.1.3247) STC

jesade_reddy_q10

Well done BlackBerry!

STA100-6 WhiteZ30_SA

BlackBerryRules2006

No matter the number, it's still good news. They keep moving forward. Hopefully they will start rolling out upgrades like making BBM Video with screen share cross platform, move up the 16MB attachment limit (although much better than the 6MB) and a better way to picture sharing. I hate having to long press and request HQ. At least have directions beside the preview for users that don't know about it. Those three would probably be at the top of my list. Oh, and a spin off Snapchat in BBM called BlackBerry Peek ;)

Next BBM update....BBM Peek

root56

Agree with you on the hd photos.

christoph77

Great stuff! :)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

mmcpher

How can this be possible, given the confluence of two platforms the tech press has repeatedly pronounced dead? I have a Z30 and a Lumia 1520, and I registered for the beta program, apparently successfully, through my long-time BlackBerry Beta Zone account. I still don't have the download and I sure hope I won't be wait-listed. WP could learn an awful lot from BB10, when it comes to email and text selection, etc. and the ability to run Android Apps.

Bacon Munchers

Would like to see a collaborative with Nokia for a hybrid bb10 device.

Image Nokia hardware powered by bb10 that runs Android apps.

D.Vader

LOL Nokia is owned by MS, keep dreaming. :)

shefiu

That hasn't stopped Nokia from releasing Android handsets.

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spantch101

I'm in, let's see how this goes

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D.Vader

I still know no one using BBM on non-BB platforms. :-P

mscloutier

I have 28 BBM contacts, 22 of which are using BlackBerry 10 phones, 4 using iPhones and 2 using Andriod.

BlackBerryRules2006

16 of my 44 BBM contacts are BlackBerry users. 3 of those are still on legacy devices. Not sure what all that says.... but I'd thought I'd share as well.

Next BBM update....BBM Peek

kg4icg

I guess people forgot the BlackBerry and Microsoft have a cross licensing deal on some important stuff so finding unique touches in bbm for wp8 should be no surprise. Plus unlike Google and Apple, Microsoft makes there API's available for app developers in the sdk they publish.

Mo Cat

I wonder what the reviews are from Windows beta testers

ndeep13

Need to have bbm video

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rwcrwfrd

Totally agree with this comment. Add BB. Video...you'll get somewhere more than you'll ever believe.

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PostMortem

Wow

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phillyphreak

Wow all 50 windows phone users signed up already? It's like offering dial up Internet service for all IBM users. You know, because it's still going strong on Android...

martinjdub

I wonder if Daniel signed up?

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OnyedikaFavour

Amazing

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freedomx20a

Yessss! Need this bad for a couple friends

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RyanRoman0

You're welcome BlackBerry ;)

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ntomyng

Wow, all three people who use Windows Phone have already signed up?