BlackBerry Announces BBM Coming to iOS This Summer

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  1. Maura

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    BlackBerry today confirmed a rumour that first appeared on Boy Genius Report a while back, and that some might have thought would actually never happen, by announcing that BlackBerry Messenger will be coming to iOS and Android sometime this summer, once it gets approval from Apple and Google. The news caused such a stir that it was trending worldwide today. In a post on the “Inside BlackBerry†blog, BlackBerry outlined its plans for its flagship service, saying,

    “We’ve got some exciting news designed to make it easier for you to connect with your entire mobile social network.â€

    Basically what this means is that people can connect with their friends and family on BlackBerry Messenger without having to use a BlackBerry to do so. In the announcement, BlackBerry details the key features that users can expect to enjoy once the app is released:[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Speaking at BlackBerry Live 2013, Andrew Brocking, Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry said, [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]BlackBerry says that if and when the BBM app is approved by Apple and Google, it will be released as a free download. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Source:[/FONT] BBM for iOS and Android to Launch This Summer «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog
     
  2. thewitt

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    I don't know anyone who still uses a Blackberry...
     
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    Well, apparently, there must be someone using it as this company is still kicking. I have to admit that I had only a positive experience using BB phones, but obivously moved on like everyone else and don't see myself ever going back.
     
  4. Mesqueunclub

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    I do and wish I hadn't bothered! Waiting for my contract to finish soon and then it's going to be an iPhone. Roll on August! :)
     
  5. KevinJS

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    My wife still has a Blackberry. Looks like her iPhone 5 will turn up just in time for her to talk to herself. Oh, wait. She does that already.
     
  6. Mesqueunclub

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    You are a brave man telling us this, Kevin :D
     
  7. KevinJS

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    Yes. I realized that as I posted it. Particularly since my son is a member and will show her this.
     
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    lol,that did make me laugh.
     
  9. alicepattinson

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    Some of my friends still use Blackberry and I think this is a good idea that there will be a BBM to iOS :)
     
  10. Mesqueunclub

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    My experience with BB has been pretty bad. I have a BB Bold 9780 and although the security aspect is robust, probably a little too robust, I have found certain settings are 'unstable' in that they change without any input from me and there is not as good a choice of useful apps available. BB is a good phone system but it just doesn't work for me. I bought mine initially because of the email and internet functions. My daughter, on the other hand, swears by hers and has no intention of changing. Me, I just can't wait for the day I can get my hands on my first iPhone in a couple of months.
     

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