Just a tad…
In the mobile messenger space you can still use AIM. Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook all have chat messenger services too. But one rules them all. Do you BBM? Blackberry Messenger is the king of “Instant Messaging” Apple’s iPhone might have the cool factor and Google Android is just everywhere but you just can’t touch the BBM. Hey even the Queen BBM’s! Full full disclosure, I use an iPhone and love it…but if RIM every made BBM for the iOS4 platform, I’d use it.
You can read Tim Kiladz ‘s full article in The Globe and Mail here
Speed, privacy and price give BlackBerry’s Messenger an edge
…”When teenagers are asked why they bought BlackBerrys, “Two years ago the answer was always ‘My parents have a Verizon plan,’” …“Now, the answer is: ‘I need this for BlackBerry Messenger.’”
He attributes BBM’s growth to three things. First, the speed: BBM operates on RIM’s “push” architecture, so message delivery is almost instantaneous. While there are other instant messaging applications, such as WhatsApp, they have a 15 or 20 second delay, making them feel much more like an e-mail conversation.
Secondly, BlackBerry’s network is private. When a regular text message is sent, the recipient’s number shows up on the phone bill. This might not seem like a pressing concern for older users who pay their own bills, but teenagers might not want their parents to know who they’re talking to.
Thirdly, there is the cost. BBM operates on the BlackBerry data plan so there isn’t a charge per message, and each is so small that it uses very little data. This isn’t a big issue in North America, Mr. McCourt said, but it’s very advantageous for someone who lives in France and goes to Germany and is suddenly paying 40 cents per text message…”
and from Perez Hilton. Yo can read all here
Snooki Accidentally Tweets Her BBM!
“Snooki Snickers, you big silly! Always causing a commotion, whether you mean to or not!
Our most beloved apparently made the intense contract negotiations for the third season of Jersey Shore that much more difficult yesterday when she accidentally posted her Blackberry’s BBM to her Twitter account, which prompted a good majority of her 310,000 followers on the microblogging site to inundate her phone with messages!”