RIM introduces BBM gifting platform

By on February 15, 2011
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Subscribers will now be able to gift apps and more to friends and family.

So is your kid pestering you to buy an Blackberry app for them, which on the top would seem to be helping in his homework, but not really? Firstly, they should not have Blackberry in the first place – BBM replaces social life. But if they do, and you are easily fooled into thinking the app is going to help him in school, you can choose to simply gift it. Saves putting your credit card info in his mobile, lest he uses it again without knowledge and foots you an enormous bill, right?

RIM has introduced a new Blackberry Messenger platform, called BBM mobile gifting platform, that allows you to gift airtime, apps and other services requested by your friends and family.

The service will be tightly integrated with BB App World, and will allow users to make request for apps and such to other BB subscribers. The subscriber will then get a notification of the request and can choose to fulfill it or not.

The service will support carrier billing, so any related charges will be billed directly to the subscriber’s monthly bill.

Of course, such a feature can only be supported in countries which actually have the Blackberry App World for them, which as we found out yesterday, is still not supported in the UAE or the Middle East.

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