Windows Phone version of BBM drops the 'beta"

Windows Phone version of BBM drops the 'beta
The Windows Phone version of BBM, has dropped the "beta" title from the messaging app's listing in the Windows Phone Store. BlackBerry has opened up BBM to iOS, Android, and now Windows Phone users, in order to raise the value of the platform. Ever since WhatsApp was valued at $42 a subscriber by Facebook, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has tried to increase the number of eyeballs staring at BBM. By doing this, Chen has the option of selling off BBM if money becomes an issue.

The version of BBM in the Windows Phone Store is now 1.0.1, and adds some bug fixes and improvements. For example, BlackBerry has cut the load time of the app and has fixed an issue where the app would display in English even though the device was set for Spanish.

BlackBerry has produced BBM for Windows with the exact look and feel of the Windows Phone UI. BBM and 1 to 1 chats can be pinned to the start screen for quick accessibility. The messaging app is ready for you to download from the Windows Phone Store.



source: BlackBerry

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25 Comments

1. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Great news for most of the wp user

2. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

I stopped using BBM for android a long time ago.I don't see many people using BBM these days,It just feels like an overhyped product which failed to deliver.

5. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Well that's blatantly not true at all. BBM is succeeding. 115+ million userbase. 85 million are daily active users of which I am one. BBM Channels and BBM Groups are flourishing. 10,000 WP users signed up within the first 24 hours of it being available alone. Just because you don't know anyone using it, doesn't mean it's not being used. I personally only know 2 people who use the iPhone. Doesn't mean it's failing or not being used.

24. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

At least in Honduras BBM is very used, well I prefer Whastappo c:

3. Locutus unregistered

Windows Phone has got hundreds of thousands of apps. #SwitchToWindowsPhone

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No Snapchat yet :(

6. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

6Snap, much better and faster than the official Android app. Don't comment without any basis kiddo!

14. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

does it work with android and ios snapchat? or it's another thing?

19. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Its an unofficial app that connects u to snapchat, means it is snapchat app but not from snapchat.it connect u to snapchat on ios and android.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

What i need is opera mini. UC Experience is not satisfying for me.

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I like UC, but I prefer using IE for most things since its quite fast. But more options like Firefox and Opera mini are always welcome. Btw which WP do you own?

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

IE is cool but I've limited data package and no WiFi at home so operamini would've been great with its compression tech and browsing experience.I'm using lumia 520 and the great news is that cyan update has rolled out officially for 520 here in india. Best low end phone i hav ever used .

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Oh cool! I stay in Mumbai. Which part of the country are you from?

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao So know you have changed your troll guy avatar who sits on the table trolling.

22. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I'm from kerala :)

11. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

use nokia xpress. they said it can compress up to 85% of data windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/nokia-xpress/cbf5​f827-aa0a-4670-8ba6-775676f275b0 "Nokia Xpress compresses web pages, meaning you can make data savings of up to 85%, whilst faster browsing makes it ideal for anyone who’s pushed for time."

13. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Locutus, stop being a JakeLee/PapaSmurf.

15. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

2.5% market share. #StopPreaching #Zombies

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

We love our 2%. We know better than to think market. share is a reflection of the product. WP is a bomb ass OS. Better than any other OS for myself and others. Stay with your OS let WP enjoy theirs, no need to bash.

18. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

He would rather be a follower just to fit in. Let him have that.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Jelly boy Jelly kid

23. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

than say it to the wp prophet who spams every article with hashtags.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rotflmfao That was epic

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

#illstickwithAndroidnothankyou

25. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Bring the share videos through Instagram on Windows Phone and thats gonna rock!!! :D #InstagramNeedsImprovements :C

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