BlackBerry Messenger or BBM, the company’s mobile social network, is now coming to Android and iOS. This was confirmed at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida. With a handful of cross-platform messaging apps already available in the market today such as Viber, Whatsapp, Line and WeChat, BlackBerry will soon be joining the party and its interesting to note how their once exclusive BBM community would perform on today’s smartphone scene.
In the conference, Andrew Bocking, BlackBerry’s Executive VP for Software Product Management and Ecosystem, said that this is the right time for BBM to transform into a cross-platform service. Once the new service is released, Android and iOS users will experience one of the most engaging services BlackBerry has offered.
According to the company, BBM has approximately 60M active users per month. Collectively, BBM customers send and receive more than 10B messages per day, easily besting usage of other mobile messaging apps.
The BBM for Android and iOS is expected to be available in the coming months.
Source: BlackBerry Philippines