BBM Killer? iMessage Sends Messages Across iOS 5 Devices

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Apple has just announced its iMessages service for iOS devices which allows all iOS 5 users to send videos, text, photos, group msgs and receipts across all iOS devices.

“I believe we have the best messaging client on the iPhone, ” said Scott Forstall. “Our customers love it. But what about our iPad/iPod touch customers? They asked us for it.” And Apple gave it to them …

The new service will work over WiFi and 3G and let you see when users are typing. It will push messages across all Apple devices using Apple’s new notifications system. Group messaging will also be supported. This is just one more reason not to use BlackBerry Messenger. Or as my colleague MG jokes, “New BBM feature: fucked.”