Research in Motion is making a beta version of BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 available for download. The app features a new design, snappier performance, and sme new features including:

  • Alerts set for SMS contacts now show up in BBM when you add your SMS contact.
  • Contacts are easier to search.
  • You can search for locations before sending a message.
  • You can detect your location using GPS or cell tower triangulation.
  • You can send appointments or calender events the same way you would with SMS.

Pre-release versions of BBM 6.0 have been making the rounds for a few months, but now it’s officially available for download from the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

via n4bb

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