BlackBerry is aiming to release its high popular BBM app which was once exclusively available for BlackBerry phones on Android smartphones and iPhone. Since the time the news has been made public, the rumors surrounding it does not seem to die. The latest news on this front is that BlackBerry has put a new landing page which indicates that BBM app for Android and iOS is arriving very soon.
The new landing page does not indicate much info on the features of the two apps that are meant for Android and iOS respectively. If you checkout the page, you will know that it offers a space wherein interested users can enter their email address and when the app for Android and iOS becomes available, they will be notified.
It was during the BlackBerry World even that was held in May that BlackBerry had made it public that would bring the popular BBM app to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating system platform. Even though BlackBerry has not released any official photo of the apps, on the web you can find leaked photos of the Android BBM app. The pics indicate that it is going to sport the similar features that are available for users on BlackBerry devices.
Tech experts are of the view that BlackBerry does not want users to make use of other messaging app and only use BBM on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry for communication. Some are of the view that BlackBerry wants to penetrate inside Android and iPhone devices and attract them to all the new BlackBerry 10 OS through the Android and iOS operating system.
In the recent past, mobile operating system platforms have gone ahead and started their own messaging application so that their users do not use another app for exchanging messages. For instance, users of iDevices are making use of an exclusive app called iMessage for communication. On the other hand, users of Android powered devices are using the Hangout app. And when it comes to Windows Phone devices, Microsoft is offering Skype which is available in all the other platforms.
The BBM app comes preloaded in all the BlackBerry phones. People are talking a lot about why BlackBerry is offering its operating system on other platforms. BlackBerry had been going through a terrible patch for the past couple of years. In fact, many felt that the company will not be able to survive. However, the company planned a huge come back plan and is trying to gain what it has lost in the past years.
BlackBerry launched the new BlackBerry 10 OS and came out with full touch devices. It even shed its previous brand name, RIM. Even after releasing couple of new full touchscreen phones, BlackBerry has still not managed to attract huge number of buyers. In fact, many of its loyal customers have already switched to iPhone or Android smartphone. BlackBerry move of offering BBM app on other platform has dubbed as company’s effort in attracting their previous customers who once remained loyal to BlackBerry.
Recent rumor say that people who are interested in using BBM on their Android smartphone or iPhone needs to first sign up to create a BlackBerry account in order to use the BBM app. What do you think about the BlackBerry BBM app for Android and iOS? Will be using the BBM app on your handset? Do let us know your views.