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BlackBerry Messenger may come preloaded on some Android devices

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:51

BlackBerry Messenger fans were pretty excited when the news finally came out that the messaging service would go cross-platform and make its way to both iOS and Android this summer. And, it sounds like BlackBerry has been working with Android handset makers in the lead-up to launch because a new report says that BBM could come preloaded on some Android devices...

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:05 6

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

BBM was the last good exclusive BB had. Now there is no reason to buy a BB.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:17 4

3. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)

am I missing something? what was so great about BBM? serious question. I had a blackberry and didn't even use it.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 21:41 1

13. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

That likely meant you didn't have any mature/tech-friends pre-iPhone era.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:06

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Like there ever was to begin with.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:17 1

2. cse.vicky (unregistered)

Well, thats a pretty good start to moving towards BB Services, I would say. If they will not be able to fight with BB phones ( or which they might be selling), they can still continue with their BB services. May be they can be professional services on Android phones :). So definitely a good start to put their name out.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:46 13

4. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

A moment of silence for those who purchased a Blackberry just to use BBM.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 19:41

9. rocketlog (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Actually, it's a good thing for them. They get to chat with more people and won't have to have more than one messaging app running, if they can get their Android and iOS friends to switch over to BBM from whatever messaging service they're currently using. That's a giant IF, from what I can see. With so many solid messaging services available for Android and iOS, BBM will have to bring a lot more to the table if they want to start a cross-platform userbase.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 22:25

15. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

best comment i've read all day,+1000 thumbs up!

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:39 2

5. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Seems like a smart move financial wise. So many iOS and Android users...

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:50 1

6. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

If it BB goes through with it I hope they think it over carefully cause then there would be no sales for BB10 Devices cause people will just get BBM for Android or iPhone then who'd buy a BB?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 18:40 1

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Android™®© is all you will need!

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 21:14

12. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

You may find this cray-zeeee but there are apparently people out there that needs real se-cur-i-teee.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 18:16 1

7. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

Gee, yet another bloatware app to remove.

Just saying, if people really wanted it, they could get it off the Play Store, no need to rub it down our throats.

Same applies to pretty much every non-essential stock app.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:06

11. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Preloaded? Whatever happened to having a choice?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 22:21

14. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

There, you just sumarized my post.

BTW some manufacturers include "uninstallable" stock apps, which are never actually gone for good.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 01:44

16. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

BBM is going to run a strong competition against whatsapp and kik

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