BlackBerry's latest BBM release for Windows Phone finally drops its 'beta' tag - while the more secure BBM Protected service is coming this year to iOS and Android for an annual fee of $30 per device.
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BlackBerry has announced that its BBM messaging app is now available to download for all users from the Windows Phone Store, just a few weeks after it was first released as a beta.
BlackBerry's closed Messenger for Windows Phone beta has now become available to those who were able to sign up for the program last week, but others will have to wait until it's no longer closed.
BlackBerry has opened up registration for its BBM beta for Windows Phone, allowing anyone to sign up for the new app right now - although you still won't be able to download it just yet.
If you have friends who are still using BBM and refuse to use one of the hundreds of other cross-platform messaging systems, you will soon be able to chat with them once again on Windows Phone.
After waiting for a really long time, Windows Phone users will be able to enjoy using BlackBerry Messenger starting this July. The upcoming app was officially mentioned today by BlackBerry's CEO.
BlackBerry's CEO, John Chen, has given a clearer timeframe on when the company will launch its BBM app for Windows Phone, adding that some Lumia and Nokia X handsets will come with BBM pre-installed.
Nokia has revealed that BlackBerry's BBM app will be coming to Windows Phone, via its Lumia devices, along with other apps made for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
A special version of BlackBerry Messenger is being developed by the company for Android 2.3.3, in an effort to target the 21% of Android users still stuck on the older version of the OS.
A BlackBerry executive says the company has no plan to offer a BBM app for Windows Phone devices, claiming they are waiting for "consumers demand in sufficient numbers to make it worth our while."
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in a new interview that he plans to expand the company's BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform to Windows Phone devices, although details were not announced.
The Executive vice president of BBM Andrew Bocking, has announced that BBM for Android and iPhone will also get video and voice calling added "within months" but didn't offer details on when exactly.
BlackBerry has announced that it is now, finally, rolling out its BBM online messaging service to iOS and Android devices, after its original launch hit a false start a few weeks ago.
In an open letter posted on its website today, BlackBerry tries to make the case to the rest of the world that the company is not going away, despite recent huge losses and massive job cuts.
BlackBerry showed of a demo of a BBM desktop concept running on Windows 7 at their BlackBerry Jam Asia event this week, but the company did not say when it might be released.
BlackBerry has temporarily put its plans to expand its BBM service to IOS and Android users on hold due to an early leak of an unreleased Android version of the app.
BlackBerry has announced that official apps for iOS and Android that will connect to the company's long running BlackBerry Messenger network will be released this weekend.
The launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iPhone has been on the cards for months. Yesterday, the company erroneously announced the launch on its website - could its arrival be imminent?
BlackBerry, in an attempt to place higher value on some of its more important products, is reportedly considering turning BlackBerry Messenger into its own subsidiary known as BBM, Inc.
BBM is finally coming to Samsung Galaxy devices, though it will only launch in Africa at first. BBM is Blackberry's last "killer feature" and it's now landing on competitors' devices.
BlackBerry has announced that it will launch apps for iOS and Android that will connect to the company's BBM service, but there's no word on plans to extend this functionality to Windows Phone.
Google is set to unveil "Babble" which will integrate all of their chat services into one place. Babble will compete with iMessage and BBM, and highlights Google's new focus on simplicity.
WhatsApp's developers have indicated that they do not plan to support BlackBerry 10. One good thing for BB10 buyers is that they don't completely rule out a return with their wording.
RIM CEO says that the company is considering licensing its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 OS to third parties, and appears to suggest that other manufacturers could build BlackBerry devices in the future.
Research in Motion is facing yet another lawsuit over the name of one of its services, namely the "BBM" acronym it uses for its Blackberry Messenger service.
Facebook Europe's vice-president, Joanna Shields, has stated that regardless of ongoing events in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron will never temporarily suspend the network.
The high profile role BlackBerry Messenger has played in the London riots has not gone unnoticed by developer Research In Motion, who has announced plans to cooperate with police.
In news that could well upset the BlackBerry apple cart, it's been reported that Research In Motion is contemplating making its popular BlackBerry Messenger available to users fn both Android and iOS devices. Image courtesy...