BlackBerry could provide BBM for Windows Phone

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

Story timeline

FEATURED VIDEO

13 Comments

1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I don't need this crap

2. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

the OS maybe crap, but BBM not crap.

11. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Better than android crap

12. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if they can even get it out for ios and android

4. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 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

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

No bogus users..

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

7. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

bbm for windows will come in the year 3013

8. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

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

9. nadarbsm

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.