A BBM relationship is one that involves consistent interaction on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). It can be any kind of relationship – friendship, business, romantic, or whatever. The idea is that you want to interact regularly. I raised the subject of BBM interactions yesterday, and an acquaintance of mine responded with this:
My iPhone doesn’t even encourage a BBM R/ship. I see d messages like a week after they were sent.
— Ajibo Ma(h)chine (@GinaFatale) April 16, 2014
It struck home right away. I can almost tell which of my BBM (or WhatsApp) contacts are using an iPhone: they take forever to respond. iPhone lovers will attempt to shoot me now, but it is the truth – at least from my experience. When I notice that a contact takes forever to respond to my instant messages, I usually find out what phone they are using. Turns out it is either an iPhone (or a Windows Phone smartphone, in the case of WhatsApp).
Yes, Windows Phone OS is just as guilty as iOS. My WhatsApp contacts on Windows Phone often took forever to respond. Whether this phenomenon has to do with the notification systems of those two platforms or something else, I do not know for sure. I just hope that BBM on Windows Phone will not work this way though.
My recommendation? Here:
Tip: If you want a vibrant BBM relationship, get a BlackBerry preferably, or an Android smartphone. @GinaFatale
— Mister Mobility (@Mister_Mobility) April 16, 2014
Yes; get a BlackBerry proper, or get an Android smartphone. Thank me later.
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.