BlackBerry has announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona /Spain that BBM will soon be as well available for Windows phone and Nokia X devices who will then join Android and iPhone users with the once BlackBerry exclusive messenger service.
Here is the complete press release:
|ess ReleaseBlackBerry Announces BBM for Windows Phone and Nokia X PlatformsMOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014, BARCELONA–(Marketwired – Feb. 24, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that BBM(TM) will be made available to Windows Phone and Nokia X customers in the coming months.
BBM is a premier mobile messaging platform that offers best-in-class collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels. BBM users rely on the privacy, immediacy and control that are at the core of BBM.
“BBM continues to grow in popularity as millions of people use our mobile platform for chatting and connecting with friends or colleagues, and we are very excited that we will soon welcome Windows Phone and Nokia X users to the BBM community,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry.
“Today marks an exciting moment for Nokia,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and GM of Developer Relations, Nokia Corporation. “By bringing BBM to the Windows Phone and Nokia X communities, our customers will be able to experience this popular global messaging app.”
Windows Phone and Nokia X customers will soon have access to a comprehensive suite of messaging and collaboration features, including:
Pricing and Availability
BBM will be available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store this summer. BBM for Nokia X will be available from the Nokia Store when the Nokia X platform launches.
Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking.Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its privacy, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.