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Old 01-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I am new to blackberry messenger. I just added a few contacts.... when u click Menu > Close... it still stays open.. i was just wondering if you can still receive messages when u click close (I don't think it really closes)...

like is the purpose of blackberry messenger to basically always stay on so u can receive messages?

if this is the case, is it like yahoo messenger where its constantly sending/receiving data = kills the battery etc? or is blackberry messenger different? thanks a lot.
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BB Messenger is a chat implementation of PIN messaging. It is always running. Like the browser, phone and message folder, it can't really be closed in the conventional sense.
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if this is the case, is it like yahoo messenger where its constantly sending/receiving data = kills the battery etc? or is blackberry messenger different? thanks a lot.
It is always running, yes. However, unlike Yahoo Messenger, which must poll for IM updates, Blackberry Messenger is built on RIM's push-based message routing engine. So it has negligible impact on battery performance.
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it should also only send/recieve when you actually update your status, recieve or send a message
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Does it count as a text msg? I dont have unlimited msgs but I have unlimited internet use.
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Does it count as a text msg? I dont have unlimited msgs but I have unlimited internet use.
BlackBerry Messenger works off of data not text messaging.
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it should also only send/recieve when you actually update your status, recieve or send a message
I would disagree, I always get messages after i don't touch my blackberry for a long time, I think thats one of the benefits of blackberry messenger, the messages get pushed to you, i think so anyways
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I would disagree, I always get messages after i don't touch my blackberry for a long time, I think thats one of the benefits of blackberry messenger, the messages get pushed to you, i think so anyways
I dont understand what you are disagreeing with... I'm pretty sure he said the same thing... if you someone sends you a message its pushed to your device and then your device "recieves" it so you will be recieving data...
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