RIM is set to unleash the next version of BlackBerry Messenger soon – one of the major updates to eventually happen is the addition of an integrated music platform. Today some leaked info surfaced online thanks to Indonesian blog KomBB. They state that the features below will be included in the BBM 6.0 upgrade. Lots of social networking support and gaming features:
– The ability to play games and use your BBM user name as your gamer name
– Cross chats between users over BBM (and it looks like you and the other parties playing don’t have to be on each other friends list)
– Also, when we complete tasks on these new games our status will change to show what task we completed (sounds like its similar to the “show what i am listening to tab” and will probably have an option to share with your BBM contacts or hide it from your contacts)
– It also seems like on BBM6, BBM groups will be able to handle more members
– The new BBM6 will be supported on all devices running OS 5+ (at least for now)
– Looks like a mobile game developer company by the name of “Gamemachi” is working on game(s) for this new BBM6 platform.
No word yet on when BBM 6 will officially be released but all the above sounds like a great progression.