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BlackBerry finally bringing BBM to iOS and Android

By Jos
May 14, 2013
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  1. BlackBerry has just announced that its BlackBerry Messenger service will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. That’s a major strategy shift for the company, which has long touted BBM as a key advantage of...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,872   +889

    I gotta say, BBM is the only reason some people buy BBs. They just lost their exclusive app.
  3. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 870   +129

    Any messaging service that is exclusive to one platform is useless in my eyes. I don't know anyone who uses BBM, though, so I'm sure I will never jump on board.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,872   +889

    I read an article earlier that I am trying to find again. It talked about why BBM for iOS and Android is a bad thing. If there eis no sort of profit in place for BB other than a bit of advertising, I dont know what will happen. I wont be surprised if it is a $.99 paid app.
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  5. freythman

    freythman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 124   +10

    I was a pretty heavy advocate of BBM back in the day. After moving to Android, I've pretty much gotten engrained with GTalk, especially since I use Gmail. I love that I have a unified messaging service that I can use from multiple devices as only one "contact point." I'd be a hard sell to move back to BBM.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,985   +732

    Text-only service is as useful to me as tit's on a bull.
  7. platinumsteel

    platinumsteel Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    Great....that means I can get rid of my blackberry and buy a samsung s3..lol..good move.lol


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