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BBM Android update with Gingerbread joy

We have some good news for those of you on Android now, who specifically are looking to make use of the new availability of Blackberry’s BBM app. After the recent BBM 2.0 update, we can now tell you that an update for BBM is now available for those who are still running Android Gingerbread.

This is fantastic news for those that currently don’t own the latest Android handsets on the market, but still want to enjoy the features of BBM.

Now your Gingerbead-powered Android device can run BBM just like everyone else, with performance just the way you expect it on a BlackBerry device.

It works both ways for those that are currently using BBM as a primary means of communication, as the availability of the app for Gingerbread users obviously opens up your contact books with potential new opportunities.

Head to the Google Play Store here to download BBM for Android right now. It’s free, although some features such as BBM Voice may not be available on Gingerbread at this time.

This update has been a long time in the making though, so hopefully BlackBerry are planning even further support to the Android app in the weeks to come.

Try it now and let us know how you get on. On a side note, are any of you having any force close problems after installation?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Should Be separate app or provide option to disable voice or other resource hungry functions. There are many low end or under powered devices upgraded to 4.x.x with 512mb ram which are better off running bbm gingerbread. Under 1 bbm version, these devices will lag horribly and freeze. Bbm will be uninstalled without option to switch off voice and channels. Also the app will be larger but these phones have less storage requiring the app to be moved to SD card. A separate app has smaller footprint.

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