BlackBerry CEO Chen confirms BES is coming to Windows Phone
The Canadian OEM offers the service to corporations and government agencies that need to control a fleet of smartphones. BES allows IT departments to hook up employees' personal devices to the firm's email system, or wipe data from a stolen or lost phone. It can also control a phone's camera to make sure it is not operational during business hours. While BES is one part of BlackBerry that is still making money, Chen says that the service is not growing and has actually lost users since the retirement of BlackBerry 7 OS. The executive says that he wants to add "features and functionality" in order to spur growth.
Now, the question is whether BlackBerry will add BBM for Windows Phone. Already available for iOS and Android, BBM is expected to be monetized this year, most likely with the BlackBerry Channels discussion groups. BlackBerry is hoping to charge corporations to start channels to reach BBM users. And considering that more eyeballs would mean more money for the company, it would make sense for BlackBerry to eventually release the messaging app for Windows Phone users.
source: Crackberry via WPCentral
1. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Desperate things from a desperate company...
2. rdaex (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Only in the world of cellular blogging could moves like this be called desperate.
People amaze me with the level of useless stress they subject themselves to over the choice of a pocket computer.
Reexamine your life if youre on the internet arguing with people about OS choices.
3. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
It's called freedom of speech! And everyone can speak/write what they are thinking.. this is my opinion.
4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2121; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
He's exercising freedom of speech too. Clearly, he thinks you need a life.
5. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Ok I understood what he said and let's close this topic.. It's none of your business what I'm doing with my life. Like I don't care about your or his life.
7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1435; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Agree with rdaex and g2 here. But hey it's the internet i am surprised he didnt say this while riding a pink unicorn screaming "freedom"
6. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
This is great news! I've seen BBM on an iPhone and it works great! I'm sure it will be the same for WP8 with a Modern UI design. I hope they release it soon.