PlayBook Gets an Unofficial BlackBerry Messenger

Research in Motion’s messenger service might not have struck a chord with many government administrations, but they’ve definitely appealed to many smartphone users. The latest news of their tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook is that the BlackBerry Messenger service for the tablet might launch officially sooner rather than later.

Another device for disobeying the government?

Another device for disobeying the government?


From what can be read from sources, the app is working fine with a few bugs here and there. It’s not too surprising because the application is still in its pre-release stage. The messenger is said to be running on the tablet through a leaked file. This can be run through an update of BlackBerry Bridge which lets users connect their BlackBerry to the PlayBook. However, the latest version of BlackBerry Bridge only supports BlackBerry’s OS 6 and users having OS 5 on their handset will have to wait a while longer.

After seeing the PlayBook being up for offer on HomeShop 18, it looks like any good things happening to the tablet will indirectly mean the same for users in India. It’s just a matter of time till the tablet hits India and probably get an official BlackBerry Messenger service somewhere during the same period. Stay tuned for more updates on BBM.

Published Date: May 03, 2011 02:58 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2011 02:58 pm