One of the ways Blackberry has managed to stay relevant has been the cr0ss-platform release of BBM (Blackberry Messenger). That being said, a more accurate description would be the release of their messenger program for the mobile OS duopoly know as Android/iOS. Suffice to say, if you’re using a Windows Phone device (think HTC, Nokia) or have an interest in the New Nokia X you might not have felt the love for quite some time. Blackberry has recently made changes to the app, allowing it to be used on older Android devices. Now, Windows Phone user can get in on the action as well!
Hitting the stage at Mobile World Congress to announce the latest happenings from Nokia, Stephen Elop confirmed that BBM will be coming to Lumia devices, joining Android and iOS users who recently saw the messaging service arrive on their platforms.
“BBM continues to grow in popularity as millions of people use our mobile platform for chatting and connecting with friends or colleagues, and we are very excited that we will soon welcome Windows Phone and Nokia X users to the BBM community,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. Today marks an exciting moment for Nokia,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and GM of Developer Relations, Nokia Corporation. “By bringing BBM to the Windows Phone and Nokia X communities, our customers will be able to experience this popular global messaging app.
BBM on Windows Phone was much debated for a while, so it’s great to see those on Windows Phone and the new Nokia X platform will be now be able to enjoy it.