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BlackBerry announces BBM for Android Wear, coming soon

The latest app to announce support for Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch platform, is none other than BBM. BlackBerry’s messaging service will soon be available for Android Wear devices (in “early 2015″), though an exact release time frame hasn’t been given.

BBM for Android Wear will let you access your messages straight on your watch, without the need to reach for your smartphone all the time.

You’ll get notifications for new messages, which will show the sender and a discrete preview of the message’s content. You’ll be able to read the entirety of any message from your smartwatch, navigate between messages, and dismiss notifications with a swipe.

If you feel the need to reply but want to do that from your watch too, you’ll get that option through Google Now voice recognition, or you can choose from a list of predefined responses. Finally, BBM invites will show up on your Wear device, and you’ll be able to accept them from your wrist.



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