Blackberry is planning to take a step forward by making its Messenger (BBM) real-time messaging service available on different platforms i-e iOS and Android.
Smartphone app market is full of cross-platform data-reliant apps – such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Viber, etc. This became one of the reasons that BB has decide to launch its BBM for other platforms too. It is expected that this app will be available for iOS 6 software & devices running Android 4.0.
Good News For IOS and Android users BBM Is Coming[blockquote cite=”Software Vice President Andrew Bocking”] The time is definitely right for BBM to become a multi-platform mobile service. BBM has always been one of the most engaging services for BlackBerry customers, enabling them to easily connect while maintaining a valued level of personal privacy. We’re excited to offer iOS and Android users the possibility to join the BBM community.
[blockquote cite=”Chief executive Thorsten Heins”] BBM has more than 60 million monthly active users, with more than 51 million using BBM for an average of 90 minutes per day. Its customers collectively send and receive more than 10bn messages daily, with almost half read within 20 second of being received
[/blockquote] [info]The first version BBM for iOS and Android will feature:[/info] [list style=”list5″ color=”blue”]
- The immediacy of BBM chats
- Multi-person chats
- Voice note sharing
- BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups of up to 30 people and share calendar, photos, files and more