BlackBerry says it will not offer BBM to Windows Phone users for now
posted by Alan F. / Jan 17, 2014, 7:14 PM
David Proulx, BlackBerry’s Senior Director of BBM Business Development, explained that the release of BBM for iOS and Android was due to the large number of users of those two platforms. While Windows Phone might not have enough users to make BlackBerry interested in releasing BBM for the platform, that could change. Proulx says, "As other platforms emerge, whichever they may be, we will execute on those platforms as well."
BlackBerry's thinking about Windows Phone might be dated. While the platform couldn't get popular apps like Instagram for years, that is changing. Apps like Instagram and WhatsApp are now available in the Windows Phone Store. Windows Phone started to gain traction last year and thanks to the GDR3 update, top shelf models have the same specs as high end Android phones.
If Windows Phone continues to pick up users, it won't be long before BlackBerry changes its mind.
source: TrustedReviews via TechCrunch
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Why would anyone use BB messenger when there are so many better apps out there. Like Whatsapp for example?
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 7:17 PM 11
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And now which idiot says that whatsapp is better than BBM Don't be stupid
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 5:47 AM 0
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BBM went out on Android and iOS and everybody lost their mind... for about a week, then most of them never used it again, at least in my place. And Whatsapp gave me an extra year of subscription, which is nice.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 7:31 PM 8
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@Alan F, you are wrong. WhatsApp is available for BlackBerry 10(and legacy BlackBerrys as well).
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 8:00 PM 0
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Thanks for the correction. Insragram, of course, is not available in BlackBerry World. Regards, Alan F.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 10:12 PM 0
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As a Windows Phone user, I am near immune to these stories. I have accepted we will not get "top apps" first. I just do not get the point on this for BBM though. Where are WP sales the strongest? Overseas, in a lot of the markets where BlackBerry still does well. (Mostly BB07 devices) So NOT getting BBM onto a strong growth platform only hurts, as the WP users in those countries would grab BBM to converse with their BlackBerry using friends and families. That is the exact reason getting it on Android and iOS was so important here in the States- to get the infusion of cash and use on BBM that huge user base provides. Certainly not a decision that works in their favor if a move to a worldwide software and services company is where they are heading.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 10:11 PM 3
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seriously bb just admit that you are seriously butt hurt because windows phone seriously has you beat for the 3rd place and you just can not accept it so you are going to do whatever you can to HATE but thats ok just keep hating because without haters there can't be players again how many users are on your platform again besides government ha ha ha and who wants a blackberry nobody as far as i can tell.why on earth would you price your handsets for 200.00 with a 2 year contract when you cant give em away for free just look at how many millions of dollars of your handsets you had to write off.talk about stubborn.and besides i cannot remember that last time how many months i have seen a blackberry device bb10 or 7
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 12:17 AM 5
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Dumb move, stupid and short sighted even, but really dam funny. Getting snubbed by a dying platform.
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 2:46 AM 0
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WP surpasses BB, and they try to retaliate by holding back one of their not so critical apps❔ Seems kinda petty... Yeah, you would think that's funny... You, SMH Looking at it from another way I think it's funny to... Lol❕
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 9:36 AM 3
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Considering large base of wp is thrifty at this point, it'd been a no brainer to have bbm on wp. But as a last dying act, they reach out and wave with only one finger to ms, that sorry, is kind of funny.
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 10:02 AM 0
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Who care if BBM comes to WP or not , the only thing BBM Pass whatsapp is live notification outside that BBM is trash Compared to whatsap. So if BlackBerry like they bring it on I don't care as long as I have whatsapp am fine. Windows phone did not struggled 3rd they merited it
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 5:13 AM 2
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