“If you’re already a fan of BlackBerry Messenger, we’ve got some exciting news designed to make it easier for you to connect with your entire mobile social network. BlackBerry plans to make BBM, our wildly popular mobile messaging service, available for the first time to iOS and Android users this summer (subject to approval by Google Play and the Apple App Store, as applicable). This means that, once available, you can welcome your friends and family using these other mobile platforms to connect over BBM and share in the Team BlackBerry love.” Another inevitability. Love the note about the application stores.
BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android, iOS this summer
2013-05-14 Wireless 6 Comments
Most of my blackberry messenger buddies all got iPhones or Android based phones. I don’t know of any friends that still use BB – though just a few co-workers do, and even then, that list is two people. I am not sure why they are doing this, especially now, but I found it so bizarre the messenger was the only reason why any of my friends even got the BB or kept the BB for as long as they did. Since majority of friends use iPhone, Apple Messenger is all we need. It will be interesting to see how it works with other devices and how many digits these PINs will become with so many more people inevitably getting on board with this.
Another closed client for another walled garden IM? No thanks. No one needs 10 clients for 10 incompatible services, when there is XMPP.
Edited 2013-05-14 20:51 UTC