BBM For Windows Phone: Yeah, That’s The One

bbm on windows phoneBlackBerry has finally launched its BBM for Windows phone in partnership with Microsoft. This will enable users to get BBM on their smartphones running on Windows 8 or above. The company is done with its testing period for the Windows Phone version of the BBM and now this has enabled all users of Microsoft’s mobile platform to access beta version of the app.

The BBM app has already been launched Android and iOS by the company before the invite-only beta even began on Windows Phone. There have been large requests by the users to bring this messaging service to Microsoft’s small, but growing, mobile platform.

John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, has been quoted saying that “As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community. The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.”

Meanwhile, Bryan Biniak, vice president and general manager of developer experience at Microsoft, said that “We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform. BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”… Read the rest

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Will New BBM 7 Update Sound the Bell for Twitter, Whatsapp?

A recent announcement from phone manufacturer Blackberry took the app world by storm. The company has said that it plans to launch the BB messenger, once voraciously popular for its deftness, on both Android and iPhone. This news is sure to trouble the people sitting at the apex of other social networks and chat apps. Once only available to Blackberry users, if the new BBM heads for the Android and iPhone, it will work as head on competition with Whatsapp.

While it is too early to decide who will be king, it’s going to be a tough fight. However, if we see the new BBM on the Blackberry Z10, this messaging app could sure be on its way up. The new Blackberry messenger has BBM voices and also the BBM Video with screen share. One more feature of the BBM, where the native Whatsapp messenger lags behind, is in its pricing. The BBM messenger comes for free but for the Whatsapp messenger one need to pay $0.99 after the one year trail version is over. Though the amount is a meager, BBM does get a position of pride.

New BBM, BBM on Android, BBM on iPhoneThe Whatapp messenger subdues the BBM. While BBM is still not available for Android and iPhone, the Whatspp messenger made its place on Android, iPhone, Symbain, Windows and even Blackberry a long time ago.

The features of BBM and Whatsapp are starkly similar to the user so it’s difficult to guess who will be the lion of the messenger app till new BBM is indeed launched.… Read the rest

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