RIM to Bring BlackBerry Messenger to iOS and Android?!

Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:58pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17208 views

RIM is reportedly planning to bring its BlackBerry Messenger app and service to Android, and eventually to iOS as well, according to multiple BGR sources.

RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free to all users. We’re also told strategy is still being developed, however, and RIM may end up charging users a one-time fee or even a recurring fee for access to its BBM service on third-party platforms.

The company is said to be planning the launch of a stripped down version of the BBM software on Android some time this year, possibly without the ability share photos, videos, or location.

RIM chose Android first because of the fact that it could develop and integrate something like this much easier with an open platform, but the plan is to build and deploy an iOS version at some point as well.

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Mike Djojo - March 4, 2011 at 8:51am
Finally the most advance chatting app ever to be readily available for iOS and Android. Interesting to see what the outcome gonna be... BBM ROCKS!!!
Asm - March 3, 2011 at 3:50pm
Whatsapp!!
Victor - March 3, 2011 at 2:39pm
One word: whatsapp
rwunder - March 3, 2011 at 1:59pm
BBM is the stupidest thing EVER! I can\'t believe people still use this dead technology or that RIM would consider that anyone would ever pay to use it on a newer device, or why people might. BBM was useful back when there was no such thing as unlimited texting and SMS cost 10 and 15 cents per message. ANY smart device on the market now has texting, between all devices nationally (I\'m talking continental US). As for "a whole new global communication"... ever heard of AIM? It was the precursor to mobile device SMS, and is available for free on every smartphone platform RIGHT NOW (not just BB), and has been for years.
Hash - March 3, 2011 at 1:25pm
I really hope this is true... Thiw will open up a whole WORLD of international communication...
Jc bazan - March 3, 2011 at 1:50pm
Int comm already exists., fully featured: whatsapp.
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