I am still reeling a bit from the announcement that BBM is going cross platform. While we don’t have a solid release date yet, we know that it is coming this Summer. In an interview with TrustedReviews, Vivek Bhardwaj stated that the initial release will not be compatible with tablets. This does make sense since there isn’t even a dedicated BBM for BlackBerry’s own PlayBook tablet right now. Vivek also hinted at future plans to expand the reach of BBM even more.
I think when you look at things like Smart TVs and desktops, those are definitely areas for exploration.
BlackBerry has had an internal BBM desktop client for years, so I don’t see why this can’t happen soon.
What do you think about BBM popping up on your friends’ iPhones and Androids? I love the idea. Everyone knows it is the best instant messaging solution around. It is excellent marketing and I believe it could become the most popular IM client around, especially once voice and video capability are enabled for all devices.