Better late than never: BBM finally lands on the Windows Phone Store

Better late than never: BBM finally lands on the Windows Phone Store
BlackBerry's BBM, one of the more popular messengers out there, has finally made its way to the Windows Phone Store and is now available for all devices that run Windows Phone 8 or newer. It is currently available as BBM Beta, but don't let the latter scare you away, as it totes most of the features that are already present on its iOS and Android versions - we are talking about BBM Chats, BBM Groups, Find Friends, BBM Feeds, and Pin to Start, which should come in more than handy to those WP users who have been anticipating the release of the messenger. However, if BBM Beta is devoid of a feature you'd like to make use of, it will probably land along with any future updates to the app. 


BBM arrived as a closed beta several weeks ago, but in order to snatch it, users had to receive an invitation. These days are gone now, as the messenger is openly available. Undoubtedly, BlackBerry is trying to further increase its user base, which is and indication that it might try to monetize it. Provided that Facebook bought WhatsApp for a mind-bogging sum of money, it comes to no surprise that cashing in on messenger services is a popular practice now.

Download: BBM Beta (Windows Phone


source: Nokia Conversations via PhoneScoop

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8 Comments

1. edhill86

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

i have the samsung ativ s running window phone 8.0 and its allowing me to download bbm beta, so it seems to be available for older versions as well

2. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Amma use this now. I have one or two friends that are not up to the times

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Birds of a feather.

4. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Here in Argentina, where 3G sucks big time, BBM works perfectly! We can even send pictures in "edge". Amazing! I'm happy I downloaded and installed it! :D +1 for BB

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is great news indeed! Now many more WP users can download and use what is, IMO, the BEST messaging service around.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

BBM on WP... It's about time. Judging on how BB market collapse, I think the 0.6% bb have last quarter might be waiting BBM for WP to jump to WP platform. With this BBM for WP, the transition is finally done. All BB user can moved on to iOS, Android, WP. and BB can RIP with 0.01% market share

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Here you go trolling again. As I've said before, this "collapse" does not take into account enterprise sales, which makes up the bulk of BlackBerry's sales, so it's incorrect concerning sales of BlackBerry devices.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still trolling I see. And in true troll fashion, you never respond when called out on your trolling. You just slink away and hide. Why don't you find a better use for your time besides trolling? Like working on that piss poor grammar of yours. It literally hurts my brain trying tinder stand the gibberish that you write.

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