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Social messaging comes to BlackBerry

Research In Motion has announced BlackBerry Messenger version 6 with better messaging integration for other applications, such as FourSquare, Huffington Post and many others.

BlackBerry Messenger is reportedly one of the largest instant messaging solutions used today, which now offers support for 'BBM connected' applications that allow users to interact with each other from within apps.

BBM connected apps integrates functionality of the BlackBerry messenger service, whilst offering up users the ability to interact with their friends from within the app itself.

Users can now invite their BBM friends to join and chat with them from inside of a BBM connected game, without the need to leave that running app – as an example.

There are already a number of BlackBerry Messenger connected apps available from the App World, which already supports this functionality.

There are some additional features of these BBM connected applications that add to usefulness of the messenger solution, such as being able to share application experiences with friends and discover new apps through friends too.

The BBM 6 software is available at, where a selection of BBM connected apps will also be posted on BlackBerry App World this week with many more expected over the coming months.

Check out the video below from RIM and FourSquare, which highlights BBM6’s new features.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.