BBM 6 touches down at last

BBM 6 touches down at lastIf you're a BlackBerry user you'll be pleased to hear that RIM has just announced a new version of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and it's available to download as we speak.

The long-awaited BBM 6 adds support for connected apps, giving you the ability to chat interact with your connections from within other applications, plus adds a host of other new features too.

BlackBerry users haven't had it too great so far in 2011. We're still waiting on RIM to launch its first phone of the year, while BBM 6 has been bouncing around since April.

It's finally here, though, and the connected apps feature is undoubtedly the highlight. It means you can chat directly to your friends and contacts from within third-party applications. At this point there are just over 20 compatible apps, including Foursquare and the Huffington Post, but that number will rise quickly, according to RIM.

Other new features include enhanced location sending with customised search and sharing, the ability to send events and appointments to your contacts, draft message support and updated support for sending links, podcasts and location in BBM Groups.

All that's left to say is that BBM 6 is available right now from the BlackBerry App World, with the connected apps expected to touch down in the next couple of days.

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