Anyone who has owned a BlackBerry before knows how useful a tool BlackBerry messenger is especially if all your friends were rocking the Berrys too. Well now it looks like RIM is setting to make the jump for BBM to hit the Android and Apple App stores sometime with in the year!! Our buddies over at BoyGeniusReport.com broke the story first and have also included a couple of tidbits that are interesting: The app will likely cost from both Android and iOS markets, and it will not be the full BBM that you are used to on your Berry, it maybe a stripped down basic version but will allow cross-platform chat with anyone using the app. While BGR is quick to point out this may all be a little further away and may just be all talk right now but it does give us something to think about especially since BBM was the ONLY thing I missed from my BlackBerry days.
So guys think bringing BBM to more platforms is a good idea? Think RIM needs to focus more on their own devices first? Drop us a comment below and let us know!
The boys at BGR, who have a pretty good track record when it comes to Blackberry rumors, dropped some knowledge on a situation that should bring a smile to the faces of all former BBM users. According to their sources, RIM is planning to release a version of Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to other platforms including Android. And if it does, everyone’s favorite former messaging app will likely have a pricetag attached to it and might not include all of the fun features that real Blackberry owners enjoy, but it’ll still let you all chit chat with each other. Their sources dropped a lot of mights into this story, so we’re not sure that this is anywhere close to happening and could just be upper exec talk at this time. Still, it’s at least a little titillating.
Source: Droid Life
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