A new post over at Crackberry.com says that they got an email from an anonymous tipster that the long awaited for Blackberry Messenger 5.0 will be released on the 7th!They received the following message-
BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0
Launch Date: Global – October 7, 2009BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows
BlackBerry Smartphone users to send and receive instant messages with
other BlackBerry Smartphone users.
BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 is the latest release.
Enhanced SMS◦ Allows for a conversational chat-like user experience with a single contact list for the most personal mobile-to-mobile communications
Note: BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 and later is required for the SMS functionality.
Avatars◦ Users can choose a picture from the BlackBerry Smartphone gallery and save it as their personal avatar, which will be seen by their contacts. They can also view other avatars in the contact list and zoom in on the avatars of contacts participating in a conversation by selecting “View participants.”
Large Media File Transfer◦ Users can send/receive large file transfers up to 6 megabytes for pictures, files and audio.
Note: BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is required to receive large media files.
Enhanced Group Functionality◦ Allows for the ability to update, share & communicate with a subset community.
Bar-code Identity◦ A user can add a contact to the BlackBerry Messenger contact list by displaying a 2-dimensional bar code that invitees can capture with their device cameras.
Reliable Contact Backup and Restore◦ Contacts are backed-up on a server and do not require the need for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
The biggest updates here are definitely the “Enhanced SMS” and “Large Media File Transfer”. The only problem is that we wont be able to use these features until we get a 5.0 OS version release…
Just one question Crackberry. How do you know that this isn’t just a prank? Sounds like it could be.
On the bright side, if this is true, we only have two more days until it’s release!