BBM on iOS and Android?May 15th, 2013 at 12:34 am by Chris Essex under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog
Do we have any of you old school Blackberry fans out there? I’m sure we have a couple of you.
Heck, at one point I rocked the Blackberry Curve.
There are a couple things most people can agree on that Blackberry devices did better then most devices on the market today.
The first is the physical keyboard…some people love it, some hate it…but that’s not what we are here to talk about today.
The other is Blackberry Messenger…also known as BBM.
Canadian company Blackberry (formally known as RIM) announced they would be releasing their messenger service to non Blackberry devices.
Namely, Apple’s iOS (iPhones) and Google’s Android platform.
I personally think this is a smart move for the folks at Blackberry.
A name that once was the go to name in tech has fallen from graces over the last couple years. The fact is, most people have moved on.
The only way to catch most of those people…or us…is to offer a service we once use to love, on the device we use now.
iMessage on the iPhone is kind of weak, don’t get me wrong it’s okay, but to me, it’s basically texting with a blue background instead of green. It also seems to have a lot of outages.
BBM may be a welcome addition to these devices.
The app drops sometime this summer, no official date has been released.
Are you excited to see Blackberry branching out…or are you over that era in tech?