Anyone who carries a mobile device of any type has chatting and instant texting capabilities. This includes, of course, phones, iPods, electronic mobile devices, and many other mobile Internet pieces. It will not be long before Internet will come standard on all electronics. The one problem we have been faced with is the lack of instant communication between friends who carry a BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android device. While there have been free apps created that allow texting, videos, and photo capabilities between the three devices, BlackBerry is about to release the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) application for better communication from the original instant messaging texting application.
While this application is free for BlackBerry devices and comes as a standard preload on BlackBerry devices, it has been said BlackBerry may want iPhone and Android users to purchase the app via a one time fee. The instant messaging application on a BlackBerry makes it easy for the sender to know if the receiver has received the message. Even better, the sender is alerted when the receiver has read the message. There is no more wondering if your message went through or not!
Also rumored is that BlackBerry will only be making a basic version for Android and iPhone users. While BlackBerry users can send text, video, and photos, other platforms will only be allowed to send and receive text.
Imagine the next time you want to join a discussion with your BlackBerry friends on your iPhone. When you start the conversation, your friends will be absolutely thrilled to have you become a part of their world. Hopefully, these rumors will circulate into truth very quickly so that what you have read turns from rumor to fun with other friends.
Though instant communication through texting and instant messaging on the go via your mobile device provides many advantages to the entire world, it is not all greatness or peaches and cream. Communication, which includes the ability to send information to other users with the same type of device to friends, family, and others, there are limitations and disadvantages to mobile chatting. The ability to talk to friends and business colleagues from anywhere, accessed by a mobile device of any kind, may be over shadowed by the limitations it holds. However, newer phones such as the iPhone and those using the Android will find they can overcome some of these restrictions. With BBM become available to other platforms, it will open up a whole new way of keeping in touch.