BBM lands on Windows Phone this July

After what seems like an age of rumors, we’re finally getting the official word on BlackBerry for Windows Phone. The company’s CEO mentioned that the messenger would be officially launching next month.

The info comes directly via John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, who mentioned the upcoming Windows Phone client in an earnings call earlier today. With the launch on Microsoft’s mobile OS, BlackBerry can now finally claim to have a truly cross-platform messaging service, already being present on BB 10, iOS and Android.

It’s not exactly clear what features will be included in this Windows Phone version nor how our version will compare to the ones available on different platforms. But it’s safe to assume all the basic functionality will be there and if anything’s missing we’ll probably see that fixed via a future update.

This is definitely good news for fans of the platform, who will no longer need to have to buy a BlackBerry, but with so many other good messaging options being available we can’t help but wonder: does anyone actually still care?

Source: WPC

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WoW do people still use BBM? Even here in the UK where BBM was huge everyone seams to have dropped it along with the BB phones. At one stage the only people using it i heard of were some chavs.

This just makes sense. Windows Phone is shooting for the enterprise that BB has basically lost at this point. BBM on Windows Phone makes tons more sense than it being anywhere else. This is really good news for businesses.

There are just too many apps that do not show up for windows phone. Microsoft sponsored the world cup football but couldn't even get ESPN to make a WatchEspn app for Windows phone or FIfa to release an official app unlike the other platforms.

Deihmos said,
There are just too many apps that do not show up for windows phone. Microsoft sponsored the world cup football but couldn't even get ESPN to make a WatchEspn app for Windows phone or FIfa to release an official app unlike the other platforms.

Why? Do other phones have the Sports app like Windows Phone? I track the World Cup scores and news using that app...