BlackBerry might well be rushing for some sort of relevancy in the smartphone globe, however it seems that some folks merely wont allow their BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM accounts pass away. Announcing its initial beta launch of BBM for Windows Phone, BlackBerry required to its blog in order to declare that it had actually obtained an “unbelievable variety of demands for BBM ahead to Windows Phone.”
We find the fact that anybody requested BBM on Windows Phone whatsoever is incredible as much as we’re concerned, yet there you go.
Offered as a beta originally, BBM for Windows Phone will certainly be made largely available to everyone in the coming weeks, however those that simply can’t hang around any longer can get in on the beta by means of the BlackBerry BetaZone.
When you do acquire your hands on this iteration of BBM, you’ll be welcomed by all the common features that have actually made BBM indispensible to so numerous; supplies, both specific and group chats and also contacts are all present, equally you would anticipate them to be. From just what we have actually seen, it’s BBM, but all Metro-ified.
BlackBerry’s mobile phone market share has been on an instead significant reduction since the iPhone and Android held, and with the technique to make BBM cross-platform, BlackBerry all-but admitted that it should ensure its services functioned all over in order to survive. Introducing the BBM encounter to Windows Phone makes a bunch of sense, and it’s actually fairly odd that it’s taken as long to do it. BBM for both Android and iOS have actually been around for some time now.
We’re sure that the BBM brand name is still a solid one, but in a globe where every rival on the hardware front also has its own baked-in messaging solution, and also additional third-party variations compared to you can shake a stick at, the time when BBM was the large canine in this particular battle has long gone.
A Windows Phone customer that’s late to the event isn’t truly going to aid BBM reclaim its crown.
At the time of writing, the beta program is currently full and BlackBerry won’t be taking any new sign-ups. Yet, there’s a hanging around list. Simply go below and click the ‘‘ Join’ button then click the ‘‘ Register Now’ button on the adhering to web page. You’ll be added to the waiting listing and will be notified when the program is open again.