BBM one of the services of BlackBerry that is extremely popular. Before its release on iOS and Android, it was only available exclusively on BlackBerry which prompted some phone buyers to purchase a BlackBerry just for that feature. However what is the future of BBM? Will it forever remain as a mobile messaging service, or will we see it evolve?
Speaking during a Q&A session, the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, revealed that the company might be thinking about moving beyond handsets and the phone for its BBM service. This was in response to a question regarding Facebook and WhatsApp’s deal which saw the former acquire the latter for a whopping $19 billion. While we’re not sure what this means – could it mean as a means to facilitate payments? Well some have speculated that it could mean a move to the desktop.
In all fairness this would not be the first time we heard of such a move. In the past we’ve seen BBM demoed on a desktop, and just last month a survey went out in which BlackBerry appeared to be gauging interest for a desktop version of BBM.
If it does arrive for desktop, it would be joining the ranks of Skype, iMessage and LINE, all of which have a desktop and mobile version where users can communicate with each other either on their computers or on their mobile phones. We’re not sure if BlackBerry would ever make a desktop client, but what do you guys think?
Would you be open to that idea?
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- 2014-04-01: New BBM Update With Stickers And More Released
- 2014-03-30: BBM For Windows Phone Coming In Q2
- 2014-03-28: BlackBerry Boasts 85 Million Monthly Active BBM Users
- 2014-03-28: BlackBerry Could Consider Bringing BBM To Desktops
- 2014-03-09: Customizable BBM PINs Could Be A Paid Feature
- 2014-03-06: BBM PINs Could Be Customizable In The Future
- 2014-03-05: BBM Channel Subscriptions Doubled After Cross-Platform Release
- 2014-03-05: BlackBerry Explains Ads For BBM
- 2014-03-03: Cross-Platform BBM Could Be Getting Ads Soon, According To Android Beta