Well, well…… today was certainly a very big day at BlackBerry Live, located at the Orlando World Center Marriott being held May 14-16, 2013, at Orlando, Florida, USA.
In one of those big announcements is BlackBerry Channels, which is available to BlackBerry Beta Zone users, all that is required is their e-mail address, and password.
Inside BlackBerry – The Official BlackBerry Blog
I have snapped up several screen shots detailing the entire installation on my BlackBerry Bold 9900 OS7 device.
For those curious what BlackBerry Channels features are available (in case you may not have access to Beta Zone).
Channel Profile – View personalized channel profiles for each BBM Channel including additional content helping to bring the channel to life such as a welcome messages, images, maps and more.
Receive Posts – Stay up to date on the things that matter to you with instant updates from your subscribed channels. Receive notification when new posts are available and chose whether you would like to be notified.
Engagement options – Get involved in conversations with your favorite communities by commenting on and liking posts from the Channels to which you have subscribed. Or share interesting posts with your BBM contacts.
Chat (Coming Soon) – Get more personal with one to one conversations. Many BBM Channels allow subscribers to enjoy private conversations via BBM.
Discovery – Easily find and share your favorite communities on BBM Channels. Check out which Channels are currently featured on the carousel. Channel invites can be shared between BBM contacts or add a Channel via PIN or QR code.
User Controls – Be in control of your notifications with the BBM Channel mute button. It allows you to select exactly which subscribed channels you would like to receive notifications from.
BB Beta Zone Yes – participate
Access to the program
BB Beta Zone – Click Downloads
Eligibility Declaration – Click I Agree
BBM Channels (BBOS) – Click Download
English Click Submit
BBM 18.104.22.168 (6.1MB) Click Download
BBM update to version 22.214.171.124
Application Properties BBM 126.96.36.199
BBM Channels via BB Bold 9900 OS7
There’s a few more screen shots and more detailed info I will upload when I some more time later on today.
I wanted to share with everyone what BBM Channels looks like when installing on a BlackBerry OS7 device.
Guido DR @furiousguido