BlackBerry: BBM will be pre-installed on certain Android phones
BBM allows users to chat one-on-one or in groups as large as 30 people. Eventually, BlackBerry will add Video Calling and Voice Calling to the app. Unlike other messaging apps that use a username or email address, users are given a PIN number which they use to initiate or accept conversations.
BlackBerry is moving BBM Channels from the Beta Zone to the BlackBerry App World later today. This feature will eventually be added to the Android version of BBM and allows members to join communities filled with people having the same interests. The iOS version of BBM will receive all of the same updates that Android users are expected to receive.
source: BlackBerry via Crackberry
5. Pattycakes (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
Oh good, I thought I was the only one worried about fishes in my phone.
12. JC557 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Agreed. I find it interesting that when you have BBM installed it will slowly blow up in memory usage even if you haven't used the thing. All the apps I have running in the background don't even do this. I've notified BlackBerry but haven't heard a thing from them.
3. donfem (Posts: 550; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Those who want it have a right to, don't they? Your choice should not necessarily be everyone's choice should it?
4. E.S.1 (Posts: 291; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
As long as it can be completely un installed and removed that's OK. It's 2013 and most people don't need that.
7. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Dream on. OEM's enforced 'bloatware' can't be removed unless rooted.
6. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
Luckily, I sold my Gs4 and got a Nexus 5.
9. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)
I want blackberryhub on android :) please