BBM coming to Windows Phones next month

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:35

Zee Media Bureau/Vrinda Sharma

Canadian firm BlackBerry is all set to extend the instant messaging service (BBM) to window phones next month.

The instant messaging application (app) BBM was till now available only on iOS and android power phones.

The BBM app allows users to exchange texts, voice notes and pictures with friends and others. Users can then add friends by sharing their PIN with friends via SMS and email.

BBM which competes with other popular messaging services like Watsapp, Line and WeChat, has about 85 million monthly users and around 113 million global registered users as of march 2014.

The strategic move by BlackBerry will enable it to provide an open and flexible mobile environment to its customers.

It will also help the embattled Canadian smartphone maker add more users to BBM, a move that could enable BlackBerry check losses and fund its turnaround efforts.

In February 2014, the Waterloo (Ontario)-headquartered firm had announced that BBM is coming to Windows Phone and Nokia X platforms in the coming months.

First Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:23

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