You might have often seen that your Blackberry User friends, always hanging around their phone, with the unique Blackberry Messenger. Its in news that Blackberry may soon come with a model, where it will offer its BBM service to other users who are not using Blackberry phones. But what about those who don't have the Blackbery phone and are using Smartphones such as Android, iPhone, Symbian, etc. Do they need to buy the Blackberry phone just for one feature? i.e. the BBM service and shell out their pockets. if you are also one of then well, there is a good news for you. There is an alternative application(app) to Blackberry Messenger BBM, through which you can chat, send music, videos, etc by just using your internet data plan.
The best alternative to Blackberry Messenger BBM which we could find is the Whatsapp application. The app seamlessly works on cross-platform. Consider you are using an Android phone, but your friend is using an iPhone or Blackberry or a Symbian phone,etc you dont need to worry, because the app works between all the different OS platforms.
Addition to the cross platform compatibility, you can also have group chat among your friends, same like in Blackberry Messenger BBM. The Push notification feature notify's you whenever a you receive a new text/media message. Infact with this service you are sending text messages and MMS almost for free, buy just paying the normal Data Charges.
When you install the Whatsapp, the app seamlessly pulls all the contacts from your phone into its own directory, and shows that which friend of your's is also using whats app.
To read the messages the person needs to be online, if the receiver has disconnected his GPRS, then there will offline delivery of the message, and he will be able to see the message when he comes online i.e. again connects to the GPRS service.
One of the best feature which we liked about this Blackberry Messenger alternative was, that whenever you are sending any images, it automatically gets compressed and then sent. Thus saving your time.