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MOBILE messaging is a fragmented sector. Every few months or so, a messaging app for the phone launches. Unlike SMS, mobile messaging makes use of the Internet for connectivity and offers a multi-media environment with photos, sounds and even animated graphics and virtual stickers.
“K, CU” isn’t enough, we now have to include a graphical smiley, Emoji (an expanded smiley set), or even an animated avatar that reflects our moods. One-on-one texting is old school; group messaging is in.
Thorsten Heins, president and CEO at BlackBerry speaks at Research In Motion’s annual conference on May 14, in Orlando, Fla. Heins said Tuesday that the time is right to offer BBM on rival devices. He says iPhone and Android versions will be available for free. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
BLACKBERRY announced during the Blackberry Live last May 14 that it will offer its once exclusive and popular Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to iOS and Android users this summer.
BBM will be available to iOS 6.0 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher devices but unfortunately, BBM will only be available to smartphones. That means it will not be available to iPad or other tablets, for now.
The move has been rumored for years and the announcement Tuesday seems to take the audience by surprise. Blackberry also said the application will be free.
There are other messenger apps out there like Viber, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, but the closest rival for the BBM is WhatsApp. Continue reading →
BY NOW, you might have already guessed that I’m a photographer (you can check out my site at www.roarkmasbad.com) and in the months since December, my primary “camera” has been my iPhone 4s. Why not a dSLR or a point & shoot camera? Because the iPhone 4s is always in my pocket and I take it with me everywhere. Continue reading →
TATTOO, the country’s most reliable mobile broadband, unleashes a new weapon, bringing to life your many passions designed to seamlessly sync with your fast-paced lifestyle whether online or offline.
From three different lifestyle sticks now come one revamped and powerful mobile pre-paid gadget that combines countless passions exclusively created in tandem with esteemed furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Continue reading →
SOME 23 high-school tech-savvy teens looking for worthwhile summer activity are getting their chance under Globe Telecom’s Junior Wizard program, which is expected to provide them valuable experiences and skills.
Pioneered in 2012, the Junior Mobile Wizard Program is a six-week summer program offered to Globe employees’ high school children, who will be assisting in selected Globe concept stores in Metro Manila. Continue reading →