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Nov 30 2009   5:21AM GMT

Newest BlackBerry Messenger 5

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! RIM has come out with the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger and it is awesome! For those of you that don’t know, BlackBerry Messenger is the app that allows you to use the BlackBerry PIN network to communicate with fellow BlackBerry users.

RIM has come out with version 5 of this app and it has added some much needed features! For one, you can now create groups of friends that you can text at the same time, similar in concept to e-mail distribution lists. You can also add another person to your list of contacts to message by scanning their bar code off of their screen (which is generated by the messenger app) and then capturing it with your BlackBerry’s built-in camera.

You can also create a profile for yourself and share pictures with friends in your groups. What a great idea, put basic social networking into a texting application and you have a winner! I can’t wait to see how they expand this app even further in the new year!

If you want this app you can download it from BlackBerry App World.


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