After having used eight BlackBerry devices – Curve 8520, Curve 8300, Curve 8360, Curve 9860, Bold 9650, Torch 9800, Bold Touch 9900 and Torch 9810 – it is my conclusion that joining a BBM Group on your device will impact the performance of the device severely. Your BlackBerry will become sluggish in a nightmarish way.
Every single time I have joined a BBM Group on all the above-mentioned BlackBerry devices, the devices began to exhibit serious lags and freezing. BlackBerry OS 7 hasn’t changed anything. The pattern is the same.
A friend is subscribed to three BBM groups, and she finds using her BlackBerry hellish. Three groups! Unfortunately for her, she says all three are important and work-related, so she is unable to remove herself from them. Personally, when the lags and freezing became unbearable for me, I removed myself from the famous Mobility BBM Group (I’m guessing that I’m being missed now. Sorry guys, but I cant bear inefficiency of any sort).
Since exiting all BBM group activity, my BlackBerry has worked smooth and I haven’t experienced any of the serious lags that I used to. Finally, I am a happy BlackBerry user.
If you are experiencing severe lags and freezing on your BlackBerry, chances are that you belong to a BBM Group. Get out of the group/s and you will experience better performance on your device.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.