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    Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Have you guys seen the "barcode" scanning in BBM5? I guess this technology is big in Japan but I've never seen it before. The attached picture is of a poster outside a movie theater. Scan it and it will take you to a "secret" website.



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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Yes, BBM5 is a big upgrade from the last version and I think the possibilities with the barcode scanning are vast. Also much easier to add contacts that way, instead of trying to help them find their pin.


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    Yes, BBM5 is a big upgrade from the last version and I think the possibilities with the barcode scanning are vast. Also much easier to add contacts that way, instead of trying to help them find their pin.
    I'm going to get a tattoo of my barcode



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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    I just got this the other day!




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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Sounds interesting...but I have a few questions.

    Does BBM5 come with a new OS upgrade? Or is it a separate upgrade?

    Also, do you have to get it from your wireless carrier? Or do you get it directly from RIM?



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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    I upgraded mine through the App World, and you must have an OS of 4.5 or higher.


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    Sounds interesting...but I have a few questions.

    Does BBM5 come with a new OS upgrade? Or is it a separate upgrade?

    Also, do you have to get it from your wireless carrier? Or do you get it directly from RIM?
    Separate upgrade you can get on Blackberry App World



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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Have you guys seen the "barcode" scanning in BBM5? I guess this technology is big in Japan but I've never seen it before. The attached picture is of a poster outside a movie theater. Scan it and it will take you to a "secret" website.
    I've had BB5 for a few months now. Was lucky enough to get it from crackberry.com before they took it down. I still haven't figured the bar code thing out completely yet. When I go to do it, do you have to click anything or should it automatically do something? So far, I've gotten nothing with this picture.


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    You have to do it through the "add a contact" part of your BBM, not sure if you are or aren't doing that but it asked me if I wanted to follow the link when I took the picture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    You have to do it through the "add a contact" part of your BBM, not sure if you are or aren't doing that but it asked me if I wanted to follow the link when I took the picture.
    Mine has an option under BlackBerry Groups that says "Scan a Group Barcode". I select that and the camera comes on. I point at the code and the "follow link" thing comes up when it has completed the scan. I didn't have to do anything else.



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    I held that thing up to the screen for at least a minute and nothing happened. Do i have to click a button to make it work?


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I held that thing up to the screen for at least a minute and nothing happened. Do i have to click a button to make it work?
    I haven't had to click anything. Did you open the full-size pic?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I haven't had to click anything. Did you open the full-size pic?
    Yep. For the second time now, my phone has frozen while viewing the picture. I'm thinking this isn't worth wasting anymore time on, is it?


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    I had to use the camera button just like I am taking a picture to bring it into focus, then it scans.


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    Re: Blackberry Messenger 5 feature

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Yep. For the second time now, my phone has frozen while viewing the picture. I'm thinking this isn't worth wasting anymore time on, is it?
    No, not worth wasting your time.



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