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Registered: ‎03-28-2013
My Device: Playbook
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Native BBM for Playbook



I have a playbook but I don't have a BB smart phone, and I would like to use BBM. So far as I know

this is not yet possible, but I read a post that mention that BB10 will have this possibility, it is this true? when will be available BB10 for playbook?


Thanks in advice.

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
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Re: Native BBM for Playbook

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Prior to BB10, there was the ability to use BBM on the PlayBook, but it technically ran through the actual BB device, and via the "bridge" software, the PlayBook was merely a front end interface to it. (It also only allowed 1:1 BBM conversations...no groups.)

With BB10, I don't recall anything published about BBM coming to the PB, and certainly not "stand alone" (e.g., it still I would think would require an actual BB device). Indeed, the Bridge software between a PB and a BB10 device is much less useful at this point in time. But, again, I don't recall reading anything similar to what you cite.

But, it's actually moot anyway...your actual question cannot be answered here. The answer would constitute both "forward looking" as well as "proprietary" information...both of which are banned from this site as they are carefully controlled components of all public companies.

Good luck!

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-28-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: xxxxx

Re: Native BBM for Playbook

Hi, thanks for your fast reply!


I understand all what you stand, I found the information about the possibility to have native BBM on PB somewhere on internet (I guess that information was not official). I think is a shame the necessity to have a BB device besides a PB to use BBM.


Thanks again. Cheers.