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RIM releases BBM 6, and Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook


Research in Motion has announced the updated Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook, as well as BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6). Simply go on BlackBerry AppWorld to download the apps to your devices.

BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM6)

RIM has announced the availability of BBM6 that features connected apps to enable users to easily interact with each other. For example, with a BBM connected game app, users can invite their BBM friends to play a game and then chat with one another in real time while the game is being played – all without leaving the game app.

A selection of BBM connected apps are already available on BlackBerry App World.

BBM connected applications has the ability to:
– Share app experiences with friends – When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.

– Have a BBM chat within apps – Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting. For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.

– Discover apps through friends – Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.

Asia-based developers who have integrated BBM6 into their apps are:
Koprol – A location based social networking app now integrates with BBM6 to enable users to chat with people nearby.
Elasitas – The creator of several gaming apps has integrated BBM6 chat functionality into its Menoo, Gamemachi and MiMoMachi apps.
Location based gaming company Bouncity has integrated BBM6 into its app to enable users to simply share what they are doing with their social network.

Facebook 2.0

RIM has announced the availability of Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook. The official Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 app includes a sleek new user interface and new features including Facebook Chat, video uploading and enhanced integration with BlackBerry native apps. New features include Facebook Places, Facebook Events, View ‘Likes’ and Privacy control on status updates before updating

You can download the BlackBerry Messenger 6 and Facebook 2.0 from the BlackBerry AppWorld.

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