Its big really BIG, BlackBerry bringing it’s way popular mobile messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to Apple iOS and Google Android devices starting this summer as a standalone application.
If you have owned a BlackBerry device then you may have experience the amazing messaging platform. BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging with fast and reliable service and an added layer of engagement. With multi-platform BBM service, users can broaden that real-time connection to friends and colleagues on other supported mobile platforms. The first version of BBM, iOS and Android application brings BBM chats, Multi-person chats, Voice note sharing and BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups of up to 30 people and share calendar, photos, files and more.
“For BlackBerry, messaging and collaboration are inseparable from the mobile experience, and the time is definitely right for BBM to become a multi-platform mobile service. BBM has always been one of the most engaging services for BlackBerry customers, enabling them to easily connect while maintaining a valued level of personal privacy. We’re excited to offer iOS and Android users the possibility to join the BBM community.” Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem, BlackBerry.
In addition Screen Share, BBM Channels a new social engagement platform within BBM, as well as voice and video chatting will be made available to iOS and Android apps later this year. BBM will compatible with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch or higher devices, iOS version 6 or higher devices and will be available for free download.