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BlackBerry could provide BBM for Windows Phone

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BlackBerry could provide BBM for Windows Phone
Eventually, BBM for Android and BBM for iOS will be made available to the respective platforms and millions will enjoy the use of BlackBerry's messaging system. But while the guys in Waterloo (the one remaining after a 40% reduction in head count) are working on correcting the problems that led to the halt in distributing the app last week, there is talk that BBM will be made available to those with a Windows Phone flavored handset.

The creator of BlackBerry Messenger, Gary Klassen, recently said in Hong Kong that "BBM will not be limited to just Android or iOS. We are open to other platforms also. We want more are more people to enjoy and experience BBM." Klassen also addressed the problems that prevented BlackBerry from allowing more than 1.1 million new users to join the 60 million BlackBerry owners that already use BBM.

After a successful launch of the BBM for iOS app in certain regions, an unreleased version of BBM for Android hit the Google Play Store in advance of the real, official app. The unofficial app caused enough problems to force BlackBerry to pull the iOS version and delay the Android one. The delay in the launch of the app probably hasn't affected demand for it too much. Over 3 million people have registered with the BBM site requesting notification when BBM for iOS and BBM for Android is officially ready to be downloaded.

source: MobileIndian via WMPoweruser

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This story is part of: BBM for Android and iOS(12 updates)

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posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:12 6

1. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

I don't need this crap

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:20 12

2. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

the OS maybe crap, but BBM not crap.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 04:41 1

11. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 82; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

Better than android crap

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:01 1

12. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

You just might be the last surviving Blackberry fanboy. I applaud your dedication.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 16:59 5

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

bbm is one of the popular massaging app on market. Every massaging apps inspired by bbm example viber and whatsapp.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:27 3

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

if they can even get it out for ios and android

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 16:53 2

4. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I'm not quite certain there's a place for bbm anymore. Whatsapp already provides pretty much everything apart from security that bbm has

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 19:38 2

6. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

The biggest problem is the limit of just ONE BBM acct. on one device. All other messaging services (iMessage, whatsapp, Skype, etc.) allow for multiple devices.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 04:38

10. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

No bogus users..

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:02

13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

whatsapp only allows one number to a single device. If you switch it stops working on the other device. I've done it a few times.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 19:53 2

7. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

bbm for windows will come in the year 3013

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 00:17

8. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Let's see if it ever comes out for iOS and Android first.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 03:52

9. nadarbsm (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

first provide it for the Android & iOS... then talk abt other....

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