BBM Might Come to Android and iOS This Year
The BlackBerry messenger or BBM for android has shown up in works, expected to be announced officially by the end of this year.
Research in Motion (RIM) the makers of BlackBerry smartphones had announced the interconnectivity of popular social networking application such as Facebook and Twitter with BlackBerry messenger, with the release of Facebook for BlackBerry 3.0 and Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 apps.
But interconnectivity is not just the only thing that the company is looking at. It seems that the company is further planning to expand its portfolio with the addition of its popular BBM service with android as well.
Technobufallo.com has caught hold of some images of BBM for Android version 0.8.87 running SitSLIP debugger 1.3.45 on a device with a 320 x 240-pixel resolution display.
BlackBerry had also very recently opted for android application to be ported to its tablet platform making several android applications available on the BlackBerry Playbook devices.
Whatsapp and other "all os's" messenger is still not as good as BBM, but they are trying to catch up. In addition, BBM services would definitely not be cheap knowing blackberry and their pricing schemes. This could also have a heavy impact on Blackberry smartphone sales as well. Best of luck RIM.
Bad timing, I must say, most of the people have already shifted to Whatsapp! They could've have done it last year. Real bad business decision!
Never used a bb smartphone,rather it would be fun using a service that uniquely identifies bb's out in de market ;)