BlackBerry confirms BBM will be launched on Tizen OS soon


BBM was once among the most popular messaging apps for mobile devices, but years have passed and competition seem to have become much fiercer. However, BlackBerry did not surrender yet, but it did tackle the fight from a different perspective.

First of all, it started BBM's monetization and focused on those markets where BlackBerry is still the favorite brand for a considerable percentage of customers.

One such country is Indonesia, as BlackBerry smartphones are still selling like hot cakes here. It's also one of the reasons that 90% of smartphone users in the country use BBM over any other messaging app.

However, Indonesia is an emerging market, so the bulk of the smartphones sold in this country would be entry-level or mid-range. That's why all Samsung smartphones powered by Tizen OS should be very popular in Indonesia.

Unfortunately, Tizen smartphones aren't that popular in Indonesia and one of the reasons might be the fact that there's no BBM for Tizen OS available for download.

The good news is that's about to change as Matthew Talbot, CEO of BBM, has just confirmed to the site Selular.ID that the messaging app will eventually make its way to Tizen devices.



Even though Talbot wasn't specific regarding the exact release of BBM for Tizen, he did say that we shouldn't wonder if the app will be launched, and that it's just a matter of time until it arrives.

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7 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Tizen is growing very fast.....

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! BBM being added to Tizen will help grow BBM and Tizen powered handsets, especially in Indonesia.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Great, how about putting it back on Windows Mobile.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Word! The lack of support for BBM on Windows by BlackBerry isn't cool at all. I think it may have to do with the Indonesian company that handles the consumer side of BBM. They seem to only support Android and iOS, while BlackBerry handles the enterprise side of BBM. Still, if they want to truly make BBM a cross-platform IM client, BlackBerry needs to make it available and support it for all OS's.

5. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I wonder if this is something that leads to other collaborations between Samsung and BlackBerry.

6. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

This is good news.

7. sedna03

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

well you got it wrong, first, blackberry handset is not sale like hot cake, nobody use blackberry handset anymore, they all move to android device, mainly china made android device. second its true indonesia is an emerging market and love cheap stuff (true) but still there alot of people who will buy flagship smartphone (iphone 6, 6s, 6plus, 6s plus and galaxy s and note series), and its true we love bbm, lot of us still use bbm, why ?? i think it because bbm is the first chat app we know.

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