BBM For Android and iPhone Blackberry Announces BBM For iPhone and Android Coming This Summer

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For a while it appeared like Blackberry was losing it’s appeal however now it’s returning after choosing to make the Blackberry Messenger available to iOS and Android, hence making it a multi-platform app. Details are vague, but the business announced that BBM will be made available for Android and iOS ‘this summertime’, as a standalone app.

BBM for Android and iOS will be launched with some extra functions, consisting of ‘messaging and groups / and support for screen share, voice and channels will be taken part in the app later. The messenger is going to be compatible with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above and iOS 6 and over and will be free of cost.

‘Why are we doing this now? It’s a statement of confidence’, said Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins, when he revealed the information. Heins likewise stated that the Blackberry business wants to deliver a fully included BBM experience to rival smartphones.

However, Blackberry messenger has lost a lot of it’s individual base and whether or not the app is going to become successful as soon as again continues to be a question. It’s certainly a wise step of Blackberry to bring the messenger to a larger audience, and most likely the best they can do in their scenario. If they do well in including all the features that messengers of competing smartphones have, they might gain a lot of appeal once again.