According to the folks over at The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), it does seem as though BlackBerry does not mind thinking out of the box when it comes to making money from its messaging service. So far, there has been some rumors which will, in all probability turn out to be true, that BlackBerry Messenger is about to make its way to other rival mobile platforms as well – namely iOS and Android (notice that there is nothing about Windows Phone over here!),
This time around, The Wall Street Journal’s standard slew of anonymous sources that claim to be “familiar with the matter,” touts that BlackBerry (the company formerly known as Research In Motion, or RIM for short) intends to spin off their Messenger service as a more independent subsidiary, where it will also carry the iconic BBM Inc. name, before it is sold off to another pair of reliable hands. Not only that, it does seem as though there is also a very real possibility of a desktop version of the BlackBerry Messenger app appearing in due time. What do you think of this particular strategy from BlackBerry, where selling off their Messenger service would be somewhat akin to putting their crown jewels on offer.
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