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RIM to Bring BlackBerry Messenger to iOS and Android?!

RIM to Bring BlackBerry Messenger to iOS and Android?!

Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:58pm by iClarified
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
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
Asm - March 3, 2011 at 3:50pm
Whatsapp!!
Victor
Victor - March 3, 2011 at 2:39pm
One word: whatsapp
Hash
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
Jc bazan - March 3, 2011 at 1:50pm
Int comm already exists., fully featured: whatsapp.
t11chb
t11chb - March 3, 2011 at 1:04pm
May a stable replacement for PingChat!
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