BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear states “There is interest from other handset makers” when talking about BlackBerry Messenger preloaded on other platforms. He went further to defend the notion that BBM is a ghost town. I know my contact list will boom to around 500 once it is release on other platforms. When asked if it was a bad move, because some users stay just for BlackBerry Messenger and he stated “We don’t feel like that is a risk, Obviously, if we did, we might have acted differently,” followed by “BBM is a strong platform that provides a different way of communicating.”
With BBM maybe coming preloaded on a Samsung, HTC, Motorola or even an Apple device right out of the box, it puts the experience right in the users hand, in my opinion a very smart move. Tear said all the right things to show the confidence they are regaining to pull off a bold move like this.
Something people forget to realize is that WhatsApp boasts 200 million users, and is a paid application on some platforms. Now add Video, proper groups, Voice and security. You have the winning combination of what BlackBerry Messenger really is. Now as I mention manufacturer’s above, Tear did not directly comment on who has been in talks, or even when it will be released.
But as a whole, we can see the momentum BlackBerry is regaining, and how it will once again be a top player in the mobile industry. Let us know how you feel down in the comments.