Strong early Android demand for BBM is rare bit of good news for BlackBerry

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Yes, 2013 has been a hellish ordeal for BlackBerry. The saga may soon be over if the $4.7 billion Fairfax deal happens, but in the meantime there was finally a ray of light this weekend as the BBM blog announced an unofficial leak of BlackBerry Messenger for Android received an impressive 1.1 million downloads in just eight hours. This leak triggered a delay for the release of the official version, which messed up the plans to get BBM for Android out by Sunday… because it wouldn’t be BlackBerry without some kind of launch disaster. But hitting 1.1 million downloads for the Android app is a real feat, no matter how you slice it.

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#BBM for Android and iPhone Update: Confirms Not Coming For At Least Another Week.

pihak blackberry ternyata benar-benar tidak siap dengan rencana peluncuran #bbm lintas platform buat perangkat ios dan android, setelah tanggal 21 kemarin menunda-nunda rilis aplikasi resmi bbm for android saat ini bahkan menarik kembali aplikasi resmi bbm for iphone yang sudah diposting di apple apps store, sekarang bahkan ada pernyataan resmi dari head of bbm blackberry (andrew bocking) yang menyatakan aplikasi messenger bbm listas platform tersebut belum tentu rilis resmi minggu minggu ini.

aplikasi bbm for iphone meskipun sudah ditarik dari apple app store tetapi pemilik iphone masih bisa menggunakan aplikasi tersebut buat chatting (meskipun juga masih ada bugs) tetapi masih beruntung dibanding pengguna android yang belum mencicipi aplikasi resmi bbm for android (meskipun pernah beredar di internet versi bocorannya).

andrew bocking sebagai head of bbm bahkan menyalahkan pengguna android yang menggunakan aplikasi non resmi tersebut yang menyebabkan peningkatan pesat jumlah pesan bbm dan membuat sistem bbm jadi bermasalah. seperti kita ketahui, mendekati rilis resmi bbm for android ada sekitar 1,1 juta pengguna android yang mendownload dan menggunakan aplikasi non resmi tersebut dan blackberry tak bisa memblokirnya sampai akhirnya menunda semua peluncuran aplikasi bbm for android maupun iphone.

baca juga postingan tentang “How To Download #BBM App for Android” dan “Now Available on App Store: #BBM for iPhone

berikut rilis resmi dari head of bbm blackberry andrew bocking yang diposting di blog resmi blackberry

Hi Android and iPhone users,  

This is Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at BlackBerry. As a follow up to our first blog post on Saturday, I want to take a moment to provide you with an update on the rollout of BBM on Android and iPhone. Last week, an unreleased, older version of the BBM for Android app was posted on numerous file sharing sites. We were aware of an issue with this unreleased version of the BBM for Android app. This older version resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways. The version we were planning to release on Saturday addressed these issues, however we could not block users of the unreleased version if we went ahead with the launch.  We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Saturday, but as active users of the unreleased app neared a million – and accelerated – it became clear that the only way to address the issue was to pause the rollout for both Android and iPhone.  The team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future. While this may sound like a simple task – it’s not. This will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.  Thank you for your patience while we take the time needed to deliver the experience you expect from BBM. We will continue to provide you with updates here on InsideBlackBerry.com and through @BBM on Twitter. We will notify everyone who has pre-registered on BBM.com when BBM is available on Android and iPhone.  

Andrew Bocking 

EVP, BBM

How To Download #BBM App for Android

dari pengumuman resmi blackberry rentang kehadiran bbm for android mengalami menundaan, rencana semula rilis di 21 september tetapi sampai saat ditulis belum rilis di google play store. berbeda dengan aplikasi bb for iphone yang lancar rilis di app store bahkan sebelum tanggal 22 september. (liat preview bbm for iphone di sini).

saat ini banyak pengguna android yang mendownload file apk (bbm for android) dari sumber unofficial dan dicoba berhasil masuk juga serta dapat digunakan chatting. tetapi bagi yang menginginkan aplikasi official harap bersabar dahulu karena di google play store belum tersedia (saat blog ini ditulis), yang ada sekarang banyak sekali aplikasi sampah yang sebenarnya bukan dari blackberry. biar gak salah download pantengin link google play store yang ada di sini https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=BlackBerry+Limited (saat ini belum ada aplikasi bbm for android, hanya ada 3 aplikasi lain milik blackberry). sedangkan situs lain yang bisa dikunjungi adalan www.BBM.com.

menurut press release blackberry, bbm for android hanya tersedia bagi perangkat dengan os ice cream sandwich dan jelly bean (android 4.x), tetapi kita coba aja dengan os yang lainnya. silahkan tunggu update di sini atau di twitter @tamtomo2 serta nanti akan ditulis preview-nya.

Now Available on App Store: #BBM for iPhone

 

Description:

BBM™ is now here for iPhone. The best way to connect with anyone, anywhere for free. Download it now.

Instant Chat: 

Immediately know when your messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
Know when contacts are responding to your message
Say it with a variety of emoticons for every mood and emotion.

Chat and Share with many at once: 

Groups – Create or join a group and chat, and share pictures, lists and appointments with the whole group. You can even be in a group with people who are not in your BBM contact list.
Multi-chat – Invite multiple contacts to participate in a chat together.
Broadcast – Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at the same time.

There’s more to share with BBM:

Share voice notes
Share photos
Share URLs

Personalise your Profile and keep it fresh: 

Choose a different profile picture and update your personal status whenever you want, in an instant – so your profile will always reflect the way that you feel.
Profile pictures (avatars) can be updated using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).

Stay in control: 

With 2-way opt-in, you have control over who messages you.
Invites via PIN/QR mean that there is no need to share your email address or phone number if you prefer not to, which provides control over how you are contacted.

Download via App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/id/app/bbm/id690046600?mt=8

iPhone Screenshots:

BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22

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UPDATE: BBM roll out continues today. Get the details here: http://blogs.blackberry.com/2013/10/bbm-android-iphone-launch/ — Donny H., October 21, 2013

BBM For All

That’s right BBM fans — the iconic mobile social network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Soon, you’ll be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms. As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.

While some of you are no strangers to BBM, many will be new and might be asking: What is BBM? Below, you’ll find all the highlights for BBM for Android and iPhone.

BBM for Android and iPhone features:

  • BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read…

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– Active during Buffalo Beer Week 2013 (September 20th – 29th).
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BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22

 

Instant mobile to mobile messaging with privacy and control you can count on, that lets you know that your message is read, is a free download for Android and iPhone customers. 

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 18, 2013) – BBM™ – the iconic mobile social network – will begin rolling out for Android™ and iPhone® customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play™ and the App Store(SM). Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting www.BBM.com from their smartphone browser.

BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations. 

It’s immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it’s the closest thing to a live conversation.
You trust it. BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
You control it. BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don’t have to give anyone your phone number or email address.

BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers.

BBM for Android and iPhone features: 

BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.

More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

Keep your group in the loop – Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

Post Updates and stay in the know – BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.

BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions.

Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.

Source: MarketWired

How To Prepare Your #iOS 6 Device for Apple’s iOS 7 Update

buat yang mau update iOS terbaru buat perangkat iphone/ ipad dan ipod touch-nya bisa baca dulu tips ini sebelum melakukannya. update bisa melalu over the air (ota) langsung dari perangkat (settings > general > software update) atau bisa juga melakukan update melalui itunes di pc atau mac.

silahkan baca dulu fitur apa yang terbaru di ios 7 di sini dan silahkan pelajari baik-baik… 🙂

hal yang pertama dilakukan buat update adalah cek terlebih dahulu device kita apakah bisa diupgrade softwarenya atau tidak, ios 7 hanya bisa digunakan di perangkat iphone 4/ 4/ 5, ipad 2/ 3/ 4, ipad mini dan ipod touch generasi 5. perlu dipikirkan juga update ke ios 7 dari ios 6 tak bisa kembali lagi alias downgrade, kalaupun masih ragu-ragu tunda dulu upgrade sambil liat-liat apakah ada masalah di ios 7 atau nunggu update terbaru lagi ios 7.

langkah beikutnya buat update adalah melihat kapasitas device kita apakah memenuhi kapasitas yang diinginkan karena ios 7 sendiri sebesar 665mb dan harus tersisa ruang sebesar 1gb. kemudian backup ke icloud dan atau lewat itunes ke komputer, salin juga koleksi foto-foto dan video serta shared file yang ada di device.

device camera roll:
– pindahin foto yang ada di camera roll on ke mac dengan cara buka aplikasi “os x imagecapture” dan salin (import all) semua foto.
– jika pake pc windows bisa melalui “windows explorer” setelah mengkoneksikan device lewat usb.
– setelah dipindahin foto yang ada di camera roll on bisa dihapus langsung, tergantung pilihan kita.

copy shared files:
– beberapa aplikasi ios memungkinkan untuk berbagi file melalui itunes, kalo punya file tersebut bisa dikopi terlebih dahulu via itunes agar aman.
– buka itunes, colokin device via usb, klik “apps” trus “file sharing” trus copy file ke lokal hard drive.

setelah update ios 7 selesai (melalui over the air di device atau lewat itunes di pc/ mac), kita bisa pilih buat restore dari backup sebelumnya. beberapa aplikasi harus diupdate juga mengikuti ios terbaru tersebut karena tak semua aplikasi didukung ios 7 ini. update semua aplikasi terbaru bisa melalui itunes dan sebaiknya menggunakan jaringan wifi biar cepet. berikut yang harus diperhatikan:

– hapus aplikasi yang tidak terpakai lagi
– update aplikasi yang mendukung ios7 melalui itunes di device atau pc/ mac
– check versi terbaru itunes yang digunakan di pc/ mac

setelah semua dilakukan silahkan dicoba semua aplikasi yang ada…

Learn More #iOS 7: New Features and New Design For Your Device





system operasi terbaru ios 7 dari apple buat perangkat ios (iphone, ipad dan ipod touch) hari ini secara resmi dirilis dengan fitur-fitur dan tampilan terbaru. berikut rincian fitur terbaru dari ios 7:

new design:

– interface baru, subtle motion and animation, elegant new color pallete and refined typography serta adanya update ringtone dan sound system.

control center:

– quick access dengan cara swipe up dari layar bagian bawah ke atas dengan mudah

– turn on/ off secara mudah buat airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth, do not disturb, adjust brightness, access media control serta on/ off fitur airplay dan airdrop.

– quick access flashlight, timer, calculator, camera and music control.

notification center improvements:

– new today view

– notification dismissed on one device accross all device

multitasking improvements:

– preview screen

– permits any app to up to date in background

camera improvements:

– swipe through different camera modes

– real-time photo filters

photo improvements:

– automatic organize photo and video based on time and location into moments

– icloud photo sharing support

– add photo filters effect

– flickr and vimeo support

air drop (iphone 5/ ipod 5 generation and ipad 4 generation):

– quick and easy share content with people nearby

– securely encrypted transfers

safari improvements:

– new iphone tab view

– unified smart search field

– shared links shows web pages shared by people you follow on twitter

itunes radio:

– streaming radio service over 250 featured and genre-focused station

– start on own station based on fave artists/ songs

siri improvements:

– new, more natural sounding male and female voices

– integrated wikipedia, twitter search and bing web search

– change setting

app store improvements:

– popular near me apps

– discover age-appropiate apps in the kids category

– keep apps up to date automatically

find my iphone activation lock:

– turn off, erasing device, reactivation and sign out of icloud

– custom message to display after remote erase

itunes store improvements:

– preview and buy songs

– itunes wish list update

– scan code with camera to reedem itunes gift cards

music improvements:

– play music purchases from icloud

– view similar

video improvements:

– play movie/ tv show purchases from icloud

– view similar

maps improvements:

– turn-by-turn walking directions

– night mode

– bookmarks shared

mail improvements:

– new smart mailboxes

– improve search

– view pdf annotations

more update and improvements for: 

facetime, block unwanted, long mms, pull down, passbook, compass, sounds, wifi hotspot 2.0, accessibility featrures, enterprise features, education features and bug fixes.

silahkan update ios 7 di device kalian, silahkan baca postingan berikutnya buat cara update yang aman.

Watch the iOS 7 Video: http://www.apple.com/ios/#video

More about iOS 7: http://www.apple.com/ios/

New BlackBerry Z30 Review

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If you were paying attention to the late summer leaks, then the BlackBerry above won’t strike you as a surprise. That’s because it’s the newly announced BlackBerry Z30, the official successor to the all-touch Z10, and it matches up quite closely to what we’ve already seen. The Z30 is the company’s first smartphone to ship with version 10.2 of the BB 10 OS (yes, the naming scheme is a bit confusing) and arrives with a larger 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED display. The device’s pixel density of 295ppi may pale in comparison to the more diminutive Z10’s 356ppi, but its internals are a different matter.

The Z30 takes a modest spec step up with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (paired with 2GB RAM) and Adreno 320 GPU, putting its performance somewhat on par with the Nexus 4 and Moto X (sans the X8). There’s also a beefier 2,880mAh battery inside, which the company claims is a first for its product line and, this time around, it’s integrated (read: non-removable). In terms of dimensions, the Z30 comes in with nearly the same silhouette as its predecessor (9.4mm vs 9.3mm), but is substantially taller and wider at 140.7mm x 72mm owing to that 5-inch display. Internal storage remains at 16GB, but users will have the option of augmenting that via microSD. And, as for radios, the Z30 will support 4G LTE (exact bands haven’t been specified), dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Z30’s camera setup appears mostly similar to the Z10’s, with a 2-megapixel front facer capable of 720p video and an 8-megapixel rear module with an f2.2 lens that captures video in 1080p.

BlackBerry’s made some other subtle, yet notable tweaks to the Z30, all of which should make it a more solid buy for its target enterprise user. The company’s built this device with a better antenna, allowing for improved reception in low signal areas and faster data, as well as what it calls Natural Sound: audio enhancement for BBM voice and video chats. On the software front, version 10.2 ushers in the BB Priority Hub, a feature similar to Gmail’s Priority Inbox, except BlackBerry’s implementation indexes your emails, texts and BBMs, along with your social networking communications. But what’s likely to be the most useful BB10 enhancement for BlackBerry users is 10.2’s ability to preview messages throughout the UI and on the lockscreen. And this being BlackBerry, BBM messages can even be directly replied to from whatever app a user is in. Take note, BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 users won’t be left out of 10.2 either, as that update should arrive in mid-October pending carrier approvals.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing or exact release information for the Z30, since BlackBerry’s leaving those announcements up to its carrier partners. But from the looks of its launch schedule, it’s clear that the company’s betting on its overseas market share, with the Z30 set to hit the Middle East and UK sometime next week. A pre-holiday rollout is expected for the US and other regions. In the meantime, check out the video below for a closer look at BlackBerry’s next best BB 10 thing.

Source: Engadget