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BlackBerry Messenger Coming Preloaded on other Platforms?

DSC05437_610x407BlackBerry 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.

Source: CNET 

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  1. i really cant wait for the video feature to come. say goodbye to facetime and other video calling app. If they bring bbm to computers, then bye to skype too! haha.

  2. Watch out facebook, BB10 is coming for yah!!

    • I hope they come out with a new redesigned and free w/ads BBM Music, now that they will have a wider audience to play with.

  3. I looked at WhatsApp and it automatically gives people your telephone number, a huge no for me. And though I am fuzzy on the details now, I seem to recall is transmits using SMS-style protocol, vs pure data.

    BBM for the win. BBM on other platforms will remind those users that they downgraded to something pooh pooh when they left BB for a knock off, and re-ignite the fire of wanting a BB that Apple has futilely invested so hard in marketing to extinguish.

  4. That will certainly be a good thing if it happens. I have a hard believing, though, that other manufacturers will load BBM on their platforms. Unless they’re being paid to do it. Seems counterproductive at best. Don’t get me wrong I would love too see it and it would get a lot of use from me if my former BBM contacts had it on their devices.

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