Yo can now download the latest Blackberry Messenger 5 on appworld.blackberry.com but be cautioned because this BBM 5 app comes with some problems based on user reviews. Research in Motion (RIM) even warned user that before downloading the BBM 5 app, you have to read first the warnings:
1. Before downloading, please back up your contact list by displaying the menu within BlackBerry Messenger – Options – Back Up. (Available for BBM 5.0 and 5.0.1 users)
2. Please ensure that you are using RIM or carrier approved BlackBerry® Device Software to avoid compatibility issues that may result in loss of the BBM icon. For more information, read article KB23968 (http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB23968)
3. After installing the new version of BBM, please restart your device.
Highlights of BBM v5.0.1 include:
- Bug fixes to improve the overall user experience
- Simplified sending of pictures and voice notes
- More user-friendly wording and organization in menus
- Support for a simpler, one line view of contact list
- Support for both deleting an unsent chat message (Shift-Del) and escaping out of a chat while retaining an unsent chat message (Escape button)
Why download BBM 5 free? Get into BlackBerry Messenger 5 and express yourself – your way. Share your pin or unique barcode to connect with friends anywhere, anytime. Take comfort in knowing your friends are only a BlackBerry Messenger message away whether you want to make plans for the night or ask a quick question. Chat and share funny stories, pictures, videos and more with individual contacts or groups of friends instantly. Stay in touch like never before with BlackBerry Messenger.
The latest version of Blackberry Messenger is 18.104.22.168 and it was released on August 9, 2010.