BBM vs ICQ


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BBM
BBM is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time. BlackBerry offers a family of products that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises. The new eBBM Suite works with BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry enterprise solution.
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ICQ
ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include sending text messages, offline support, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. ICQ alternatives for business are: Slack, Hipachat, Microsoft Teams
Comparing BBM vs ICQ is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that BBM has better video than ICQ



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like BBM has more user-friendly interface than ICQ because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that BBM is more popular than ICQ

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- BBM gets web-conferencing feature (in 2014)
- BlackBerry adds self-destructing messages to BBM (in 2014)
- BlackBerry launching an encrypted version of BBM (in 2014)
- Soashable clones Meebo, adds open source (in 2008)
- ICQ to ping application developers (in 2004)
- Business IM added to BlackBerry mix (in 2003)
- ICQ gets back to basics (in 2002)
- AOL adds file sharing to ICQ (in 2001)
- Is the ICQ experiment working? (in 2001)
- AOL launches beta for voice-enabled messenger (in 1999)

Looks like ICQ was recently more active than BBM (at least in our news).