David Proulx, senior director of BBM Business Development, dropped Store interesting details on the future of BBM. He spoke with ReCode on how BlackBerry is planning on monetizing the service without impacting current users. One of the three ways he mentioned was expanding person to person money transfers beyond Indonesia. He said that:
“Because we are, by nature, private and secure and reliable and regulatory-compliant, we are ideally suited to bring value in mobile money and financial services,” said Proulx. A BBM person-to-person money transfer service has been in trials in Indonesia, but Proulx said to expect BlackBerry to expand to more countries and more services this year. One area of keen interest is international transfers, Proulx said.
That pretty much confirms an expansion this year. What do you guys think?