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RIM Announces Availability of BBM6

RIM Announces Availability of BBM6

RIM has announced the availability of BBM6 – a new and revolutionary social experience for BBM. BBM6 connected apps 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.

For the full press release, please click here.

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