RIM updating BBM to v6.2, will also see Facebook and Twitter apps become BBM connected

One of RIM’s prize possessions is their BlackBerry Messenger service, users are addicted to this and it’s one of the main reasons people stay loyal. Today RIM has announced that a number of popular apps will be getting upgraded to become BBM connected – giving users the ability to share, discover and chat with other BBM contacts within the app.

In addition, BBM will be getting bumped up to version v6.2 and will bring BlackBerry Tag integration (quickly send voice notes, easier way to update your profile and needs NFC and OS 7.1 to work), plus new animated avatars.

RIM’s blog post said the app updates will rollout sometime over the next 10 days. Here’s a list of the updated apps – which now brings the total BBM connected apps to over 800: Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World, BBM Music.

Facebook and Twitter: Automatically share your Facebook status or latest Tweet with your BBM friends right from within the app.

BlackBerry Travel: Share your travel plans and flight changes directly with select BBM contacts or with your entire BBM community.

BlackBerry App World: Easily update your BBM profile to let friends know about the great new app you’ve just downloaded on BlackBerry App World.

BBM Music: Recommend friends right from within the BBM Music app itself, making it easier for you to connect and expand your music collection.

Source: RIM