A couple of days ago, we reported that BBM had been sighted in the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately it was not available for download as the app had been marked as a private beta. Well the good news is that if you were looking to get in on that beta, BlackBerry has since announced that they have opened it up for sign ups.
So for those who are interested in potentially getting their hands on the app before everyone else, head on over to BlackBerry’s website to sign up for it. As we can see from the screenshots posted on BlackBerry’s blog, it looks like BlackBerry has designed the app using the Windows Phone design language, so for those who thought this was just an Android port, you can rest assured that it isn’t.
According to a post by Jeff Gadway, “When it comes to design, we’ve heard users asking for a native experience that matches the experience they’re accustomed to on their phone. I’m excited to announce with this release of BBM for Windows Phone we will be moving to a more familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI.”
BBM for Windows Phone has been scheduled for a release this month, so hopefully the beta goes smoothly and we can expect to see the app released for Windows Phone in the next couple of weeks.