I have the 8830 and I can not get messenger to work. I tried requesting contacts via email and they never get the request. I also tried to download messenger and it says my phone is not capable of downloading messenger. I do not understand I am assuming it is already on there????
You should already have BBMessenger on your device. You need to request messenger contacts via pin. It works much better that way. Make sure you have your buddy's pins in your address book. Then In BBMessenger select "Add a contact." When it takes you to your address book, highlight the contact (don't click on it with the trackball) and hit the menu key (left of trackball) and select "PIN."
As I said above, when it takes you to your address book for a contact, DON'T click on the contact. Just highlight the contact and hit the menu key and you will get the option for email or pin. You have to have that contacts pin in your address book first, though. If you highlight the [use once] line and hit menu you will get the option for email or pin.