In addition to the iOS beta rolling out, BBM for BlackBerry 10 is also getting a beta update, that brings both platforms in line with each other. With that being the case, the change log for the BlackBerry 10 release is almost identical so, BlackBerry 10 users will have the option to create a custom PIN, remove ads and have a special badge on their profile picture in BBM.
BBM will now offer a new service called Subscriptions that will allow users to pay for exclusive access to specific features. What's included in this first release of Subscriptions?
- Vanity PINs: have a fun idea for a PIN? Looking for an easier PIN to communicate with friends? Try out this new feature and customize your own personal BBM PIN!
- Remove Ads: hide sponsored ads and sponsored invites in BBM with this subscription.
- Avatar Badging: Show off your special BBM status with a badge. This badge also appears on display pictures that have an active subscription.
Subscriptions can be purchased using available payment methods in the BBM Shop. Subscriptions is available at a monthly cost and requires ongoing payments to continue the subscription. What else is new this build? Share Multiple Pictures in BBM Group Chats!
The update is live right now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, though it does appear to be a limited beta so you might have to wait this one out until it actually goes official. If you grab the latest version, let us know in the comments what you think of the options.
As noted on the iOS post, the custom PIN options shows it will cost $1.99 per month, while the option to remove ads will be $0.99 per month. There's no telling if these prices are final. PS: Updating will WIPE all your current chats, so keep that in mind.