Sneek Peak At The New BlackBerry Messenger!
One of the greatest functions of BlackBerry devices is BlackBerry messenger. Sadly though over the years BlackBerry Messenger has seen little to no changes in it's looks or functionality since it's incarnation. That is, until now. The Boy Genius has posted some nice images of the as of yet unreleased BlackBerry Messenger and I have to say it looks great especially with some of the new features implemented, the list while not complete looks awesome and I can't wait to see it in action. New features include:
  • Avatar support — set your own avatar using the Camera or saved photo on your device (this is displayed locally as well as shown next to your Messenger name on your friend’s buddy list)
  • GPS location integration — you can now set permissions so friends can always see your location, have to request it each time, or never can see it
  • Proximity sensor — we’re guessing this will let you know if you’re within a certain distance of friends (pending, of course, you’re both set to share locations freely with each other)
  • Set conversation subjects — this will allow you to organize your convos on the main Messenger screen and label them with subjects to keep track of all your conversations
  • Homescreen support — you can pin/sticky actual Messenger contacts directly to the homescreen for easy access!

Some nice additions there that I can't wait to see released, be sure to head on over to Boy Genius Report where there is a whole gallery of pictures for you all too drool over in anticipation of it's release. Side note, those of you running 5.0 now, this is the reason your BBM shows an install of 4.7 currently as this version is still in beta.

[ BGR ]

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