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Blackberry Messenger Headed to Android, Other Platforms?

The boys at BGR, who have a pretty good track record when it comes to Blackberry rumors, dropped some knowledge on a situation that should bring a smile to the faces of all former BBM users.  According to their sources, RIM is planning to release a version of Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to other platforms including Android.  And if it does, everyone’s favorite former messaging app will likely have a pricetag attached to it and might not include all of the fun features that real Blackberry owners enjoy, but it’ll still let you all chit chat with each other.  Their sources dropped a lot of mights into this story, so we’re not sure that this is anywhere close to happening and could just be upper exec talk at this time.  Still, it’s at least a little titillating.

Source:  BGR

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  • Ah19-96med

    I laick it

  • Frank

    Yahoo Messenger? Gtalk? AIM? ICQ? Why BBM? Must I use a messenger because others have BB’s? Time to abandon ship already. There are far too many viable alternatives to be stuck with that mediocre BBM.

  • Androboy

    fiddlesticks

  • jeff

    Finallly omg amazing

  • The Om3ga Man

    Amazing how many young people get blackberries just for that tool.

  • X Armitage

    Kind of amazed the google has not improved gtalk on android devices. I don’t miss my bbm as much as I missing being able to easily send files and pictures using gtalk with my old blackberry could send files and pictures no problem.

  • Anonymous

    +9001
    YES YES YESSSSS!!!

  • Anonymous

    +9001
    YES YES YESSSSS!!!

  • Chasm31

    I think this is just a desperate attempt on bb part. I just which google would do more work on talk. I do miss some features of bbm. As far as exclusivity, I think it is wrong for bb to have android market access.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

    Its funny because that is exactly what I was thinking. If the Android Market or apps would run on the BB Playbook, what would RIM give Android in return……..hmmmmmm. BBM!!!!! Good Trade!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

    Its funny because that is exactly what I was thinking. If the Android Market or apps would run on the BB Playbook, what would RIM give Android in return……..hmmmmmm. BBM!!!!! Good Trade!

  • Inda Ass

    That’s the only thing keeping certain people there, are they trying to get rid of more customers.

  • sb

    didn’t anybody see the social network? people love exclusivity. one of the reasons why bbm is so popular is that it is bb only and comes preinstalled on every single one. if rim offers it on other devices it will be awesome for a while, then bb’s won’t be cool anymore and everybody will switch to other platforms.

    currently have a bb tour and am stalking thunderbolt news like nobody’s business… bbm would def be the hardest thing to part with.

    • Antintyty

      to me, that was the hardest thing i had to let go of too, in fact the only thing! haha

      but i did miss it, but gtalk is what i use now…it’s more fun to me!

    • Buofm24

      yea, also in the social network when facebook was opened to the public, it became the biggest thing in the history of social networking… exclusivity is only a plus for so long until everybody wants a piece of it, then you open it up to the public

  • FortitudineVincimus

    you have to be a tard to buy this when you can get GV for free or just use the free Talk chat app that is built in to your Android phone and gMail…

  • mr.Joe

    I still don’t get what’s so cool about BBM. From the sounds of it the thing is just an IM client. How is it any different from gtalk on android?

  • mr.Joe

    I still don’t get what’s so cool about BBM. From the sounds of it the thing is just an IM client. How is it any different from gtalk on android?

  • Tyrian

    GTalk for free?

    • Longairbilly

      I use GTalk now since I traded my Blackberry for Android. But Gtalk is not close to BBM in my opinion. Its one thing that RIM nailed.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never used BB messenger or BB productsa at all for that matter. Before I bought my OGD, I was seriously contemplating on buying the BB Storm. Unitl a co worker talked me into checking out the Moto OGD.
    I still think BB is a great plateform and delivers great poducts of course, but Android has stole the show. :P

    • Anonymous

      Same here I was completely ready to order the storm 2 back in 09. Then I saw all the Droid ads now I’m completely uninterested in blackberries.

      • Anonymous

        Lol, I still think that BB could compete but they’re is more corporate of
        course, so the strategic vertical of going to a more media and UI fun
        friendly direction like Google Androids platform caught them of guard. I
        think BB is still wrestling with this after being so Corporate and braking
        off the normal path of thier business consumer.

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  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Id like to bbm with blackberry users, know a lot of people with bbm.

  • http://twitter.com/djstarion Francisco Rodriguez

    This would have been awesome in 2009. But not AS cool in 2011 when BB is losing people to Android and iOS at what seems like a record rate.

    • Anonymous

      And that’s why its smart for rim to sell bbm as an app for both platforms that its losing to.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        Then they really need to make a fully-featured version of BBM, not release a water-downed version of the messenging app. And if not, then don’t charge Android users for it. That’s just bad business.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

          posting the same thing twice, I see

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        Then they really need to make a fully-featured version of BBM, not release a water-downed version of the messenging app. And if not, then don’t charge Android users for it. That’s just bad business.

    • Trophynuts

      i disagree as a former BBM user and as i travel out of the country a lot and have to swap back to a BB device just so i can use BBM and bypass the text costs ….this is huge news.

      • eddieonofre

        you know you can use any messenger app like google chat, ebuddy, meebo, etc

      • FortitudineVincimus

        the Talk app is a chat app and is built into your Android phone… and is FREE and it works also in gmail

  • C-Money

    I would be interested in this. I have a couple family members who have corporate issued blackberries that do not have text messaging as part of their issued phone plans, so all they have is BBM. They have installed GTalk, so that has been our work around, but I would be interested in any other options.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Seriously, who would even want something like that? It’s called ‘BlackBerry’ Messenger, not ‘Android’ Messenger, and with a price tag and none of those other fun features you mentioned will even be included, who would even bother buying/installing something like that?

    • Trophynuts

      its not for all people i will give you that. But Those of us that travel out of the country a lot really depend on BBM. I have a Droid X and i swap back to my BB Bold when i travel out of the country just so i can use BBM.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, that’s true. Then they really need to make a fully-featured version of BBM, not release a water-downed version of the messenging app. And if not, then don’t charge Android users for it. That’s just bad business.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

          In what world is that bad business? Good businesses make money

    • Mward2002

      Group messaging and file sharing. The first is more important to me, since you can always email a file out to everyone.

    • Mward2002

      Group messaging and file sharing. The first is more important to me, since you can always email a file out to everyone.

  • Jeff

    That would be awesome!

  • Anonymous

    +1 for “titillating.” One of my all time favorite words. :-)

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      Not even mildly…lol

  • Dshudson

    who cares!