BlackBerry is aiming to bring roll out version 2.2 of BBM to BlackBerry devices in the coming weeks. A blog post at BlackBerry details that version 2.2 will bring an easier sign up, easier friending and new emoticons.

BlackBerry has cut down the number of input fields it takes to sign up. You only need your name, email and password to get started with version 2.2 of BBM. To make becoming friends easier, BlackBerry has made it so that users can become friends just by clicking the BBM invite in an email. There will be no need to send a PIN invite back.

And finally, a bonus for those who don't like to text and would rather send emoticons. Version 2.2 of BBM adds 16 new emoticons. A hotdog, maracas, a hacker, and hot lips are just some of the new emoticons you'll be sending your friends.

Have an Android or iOS device? You'll be able to take BBM 2.2 for a spin shortly. Android users will receive version 2.2 sometime tonight, while iOS users will receive the update in the coming days.

The release of BBM 2.2 will bring the additions above, but BlackBerry has stated there will be a few extra surprises for those using BBM on BlackBerry. Look for the update in the coming weeks.

What do you think the extra surprises could be for BlackBerry users?

Source: BlackBerry