One of the most popular features on RIM’s BlackBerry phones is the availability of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, so when the PlayBook was released without native BBM, quite a number of folks were disappointed. Sure you could Bridge the tablet and your BlackBerry phone for the feature, but what about those times when you don’t have your phone with you? It would be such a hassle to go look for your phone just to run BBM.
Well, according to a recently posted screenshot, the native BBM app for the PlayBook might be on its way. The folks over at BlackBerryEmpire managed to spot an image on the official BlackBerry website showing BBM on the PlayBook’s App World (the image has now been replaced). While it shows a screenshot of how BBM would look like with BlackBerry Bridge, but the presence of an “Uninstall” button suggest that it is a native app instead. Could this be a bad case of photo editing, or a sign of things to come? We’ll keep you posted if anything turns up.