ORLANDO, Fla. — BlackBerry has announced that it's bringing its BBM chat platform to multiple platforms and devices this summer, including iOS and Android.
This move has been rumored for, literally, years, yet the announcement still seemed to take the audience by surprise. BBM will come to iOS 6 devices and will work on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher. The app will be free and bring cross-platform messaging between BlackBerry, iOS and Android users.
BBM has 60 million active monthly users — certainly nothing to sneeze at — but in the years since it reigned supreme, the messaging space has drastically changed. Apple's BBM copycat service iMessage boasts over 140 million users. Other services, including MessageMe, GroupMe and Facebook Messenger boast equally large and growing users bases. Read more...More about Blackberry, Bbm, Whatsapp, Tech, and Apps Software