BlackBerry Messenger cancelled for iPhone, Android?
RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger was key to the platform’s success in the past, and is still one of the best things about BlackBerries. That’s why news about it coming to iOS and Android were particularly exciting, giving ‘Berry loyalists a reason to stick with the declining platform. But it didn’t last long - RIM will drop plans for BBM apps on other platforms in order to be able to go for “direct competition,” if we are to believe the prediction of Jefferies’ analyst Peter Misek.
RIM, known for offering top notch security and corporate features, is also said to be working on an enterprise support solution for both Android and iOS, giving better control and monitoring over employees. Work on this won’t be cancelled, but will slow down, Misek adds.
The scoops come after the analyst sat for an interview with RIM’s new chief executive Thorsten Heins. After it, the analyst cut his target for RIM shares down to $15 for this financial year.
source: Electric Pig