BGR has been giving the world the exclusive news about the upcoming BlackBerry Messenger. The new Messenger service will be available on all OS 5.0 devices. In addition to loads of screencaps BGR has posted the following list of features for the BB Messegner.
Avatar support — set your own avatar using the Camera or saved photo on your device (this is displayed locally as well as shown next to your Messenger name on your friend’s buddy list)
GPS location integration — you can now set permissions so friends can always see your location, have to request it each time, or never can see it
Proximity sensor — we’re guessing this will let you know if you’re within a certain distance of friends (pending, of course, you’re both set to share locations freely with each other)
Set conversation subjects — this will allow you to organize your convos on the main Messenger screen and label them with subjects to keep track of all your conversations
Homescreen support — you can pin/sticky actual Messenger contacts directly to the homescreen for easy access!
SMS support — You wanted threaded SMS? Well you’re finally going to be getting it!
PIN barcode scanning — Too lazy to add your friend to Messenger by entering in their PIN? Just have them click the Barcode option on their devices and, you guessed it, a barcode will show up letting the other party scan it with their BlackBerry camera and immediately add that contact to your list.
Backup/Restore Messenger list to microSD card