BlackBerry Messenger Will Launch On Both Android And iOS
Last Updated on Thursday, 3 March 2011 12:52 Written by Adam Warren Thursday, 3 March 2011 12:52
It’s happening! Research in Motion (RIM) may finally be losing the one thing that can keep BlackBerry in the smartphone business…..BlackBerry Messenger. There currently is no solid information on release date and pricing, though we have heard three things, it may be free, it may be a one-time fee, or it may be a recurring price. It almost makes sense that RIM would be porting BBM to Android then iOS, currently there are apps in both markets that are selling/developing products that are based on an idea by RIM, so they want to come in and claim the idea as their own. Follow the break for more features of BBM.
We’ve heard that the BBM version that Android and iOS users will be using is a stripped down version, such as no picture, location, or video sharing. If you want the full BlackBerry Messaging experience you will need to buy a BlackBerry phone. It’s possible that this could actually bring more people to the RIM smartphone, people start using the stripped down version, like what they see, and want all the features that only BlackBerry can offer.
Android is the first non-RIM OS that will be seeing BBM, mainly because it would be much easier to build the app with an open-source platform. They are planning to release an iOS version sooner or later, but no concrete time. What do you guys think? Are you definitely going to get this app or are you already on BlackBerry and a little upset about the port?
- RIM reportedly to launch BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android (thenextweb.com)