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BlackBerry accidentally posts landing page for BBM for Android and iOS

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:23

At this point, there are two ways to view the leaks that we've seen about the Android and iOS BlackBerry Messenger app: 1) BlackBerry is filled with incompetent employees; or, 2) BlackBerry is intentionally leaking bits in order to drum up a little bit of interest and media attention. We're really hoping it's the second option, but given the state of the company, it's hard to say that the first option would be much of a surprise...

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posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:35 2

1. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Ive never had the chance to personally try BBM but it sounds pretty cool. Cant wait to try it!

I know this is pretty random in this article but GALAXY NOTE III FTW BABYYY!!!!!!!

Super Excited to retire my NOTE II

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 08:15

9. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Blackberry was and even today is kind of a big deal in my country... it became a trend and the BBM service was the solution against high SMS prices... all of this way before other chat services became relevant...

I can tell you that BBM had the potential to be the leading chat service at some point... but the lack of vision of BB team turned it into failure...

Today Whatsapp brings along most of the functionality of BBM, feels better designed (for Android) and the only thing missing is the "call" feature... but you can do that with Viber, Hangouts, Skype, Google Voice (in the US)...

So BBM has no advantage anymore...

Blackberry should have released a device with front facing camera back in early 2011 and make Video Chatting available for BBM way before iOS and Gtalk... but like I said... lack of vision

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 23:06

2. saenaedewe (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 May 2013)

In my country (Indonesia) most people still uses Blackberry as their phones, hence BBM is still a popular messenger service.
Therefore I am eagerly waiting for BBM to be launched in Play Store (android), as now I am not using Blackberry anymore but many of my friends and colleagues is still using it.
So, just launch the d*mn thing already man!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 23:25 1

3. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)

I would like to believe it's 2) BlackBerry is intentionally leaking bits in order to drum up a little bit of interest and media attention.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 01:04

4. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

die die die!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 01:56

5. frazaco11 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

It will be cool to try my hand on it here(Nigeria) where majority of my friends are on bb. I never used one, I bought one for my fiancee though

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 03:25

6. Cyberchum (Posts: 734; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

The BlackBerry craze in Nigeria is slowly but steadily wavering so the fun is not gonna be as it would had they done this years past. Glad to see a Nigerian mate here though.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:20

7. frazaco11 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

Me too brother

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:53

8. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

Hey bro!
I'm Nigerian and I visit this site on daily basis.
Surely BB is slowly fading away in Naija but a lot of people still own BB devices and BBM is still very relevant to most.
I have Bold 5 (9900) and Galaxy note. Ofcos android blows BB out of the water but my BB is still useful. I'm reluctant to upgrade to Q10 or Z10 as the both didn't appeal to me. However, I can't wait to have bbm on android. That will hasten my desire to get GS4 and then dispose off my bold5.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:54 1

10. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Almost thought I was the only naija man here!!!!! Nice to see you guys. BB had the opportunity but they messed up big time. Software hardware integration is crappy. Ever freezing OS 7. Got the Z10 but I am grossly pissed. That's my last BB bbm or not!!!!! I have a note 2 and you need to see me smile when I use it. sofware 100 percent. Hardware super fantastic. I am willing to try the windows Lumia phone. As for BB I have said my bye bye.

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