Tomorow should be the day for this to be pushed to most phones.
Here are the new features straight from RIM:
BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0
Launch Date: Global - October 7, 2009
BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows BlackBerry Smartphone users to send and receive instant messages with other BlackBerry Smartphone users.
BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 is the latest release.
You will love having avatars for everyone and how clean and nice looking it is. Also backing up your BBM contacts to your memory card is a nice feature that should be implemented in more facets of a blackberry.
I have been running different BBM 5.0 versions for months and I cant wait for this one as its the first release that will work with the new 5.0 OS's.
so are there any updates so far? on crackberry everyone is growing impatient. One person got some info saying VZW may be withholding the update and will push it out later on to prevent any bandwidth problems?