02-03-2014 06:05 AM
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  1. albadi88's Avatar
    i regret inform you all guys and gals that BlackBerry’s senior director of BBM business development David Proulx said "[The lack of a BBM Windows Phone app] is entirely market-driven,"
    it’s just a function of when does it make sense and when is it something that consumers demand in sufficient numbers to make it worth our while and worth their while."
    so its official we won't have BBM after all
    source

    UPDATE FROM CRACKBERRY KEVIN:

    Hey guys, this isn't the case at all. Please see our interview with the BBM team from CES. The guy quoted in this article isn't the guy to be looking to for answers on this. Watch the video:

    Last edited by Kevin Michaluk; 01-22-2014 at 03:18 PM. Reason: Adding the truth
    01-17-2014 02:34 PM
  2. barbequtioner's Avatar
    Oh it will in the coming years when Microsoft buys this burning corpse of a company for all their patents and shutter the company. For now, I am more than happy with KIK.
    01-17-2014 02:50 PM
  3. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Shame, but it makes sense in the short term.
    01-17-2014 03:02 PM
  4. Joe Dubya's Avatar
    All of my friends and family on Whatapp now - would have liked to try the new BBM, but "meh" - they would have given us a stripped down version anyway
    ali80 likes this.
    01-17-2014 03:03 PM
  5. dryoussef21's Avatar
    I was a user of android phone and I downlowd BBM even before its official release ....what a useless program which is even used rarely by BB phone users :)
    Whatsapp is the top :)
    neo158 likes this.
    01-17-2014 03:08 PM
  6. pci2k's Avatar
    Now what's really needed is a Windows Phone Messenger. Apple has their own version, as does BlackBerry obviously. One that only works with Windows Phone devices around the world!
    01-17-2014 03:35 PM
  7. bilzkh's Avatar
    If I were Microsoft I'd pull Skype from BB10. Why spend money developing for such a small user base, right?
    DBZo07, Jaskys, aldovelco and 4 others like this.
    01-17-2014 03:41 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    I find it highly hypocritical for BlackBerry not to make a BBM app for us because of market share. From this moment forward, they can never complain at the lack of apps without being gigantic hypocrites. I personally couldn't care less and no one I know used it after the first week. Hopefully when BB finally goes under, Microsoft can get the enterprise section.
    neo158 likes this.
    01-17-2014 04:24 PM
  9. pgg101's Avatar
    Skype is an Android app, not a native app. I'm sure soon as they get BBM Video for iOS and Android done, they will focus on Windows. I'm sure it's a question of resources. WP8 market is non-existent in Canada, and small in the US. But Europe is huge. No doubt it will come out in due course.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z30 using Tapatalk.
    01-17-2014 04:38 PM
  10. albadi88's Avatar
    sorry guys but not having BBM is not good not good at all lacking any app no matter how small you look at it make huge different when it come to buy WP and not to mention the bad quality the apps
    we have are making things even worse so don't underestimate not having BBM because no body want to be left behind esp US WP users or future users
    01-17-2014 04:48 PM
  11. Remco de Wit's Avatar
    Bbm, no one cares, no one wants It.
    01-17-2014 05:10 PM
  12. BB fan forever's Avatar
    I think BBM will come to Windows soon. Don't hate BBM unless you have tryed it. I have my friends from IOS and Android using it and they all love it. Just give it a try once it hits Windows. Is there a way to make a 3rd party BBM app for Windows or is that illegal? I think IOS and Android is where BlackBerry wants to get the most people using BBM first. Then, they will look onto Windows. What messaging app can send a message within a second or pics within 3 seconds? I have downloaded every messaging app I can think of and BBM always places first in speed. Look at everything BBM is going to offer, especially BBM Channels.
    WPus3r likes this.
    01-17-2014 07:50 PM
  13. FinancialP's Avatar
    ^ I'm sure your name doesn't have anything to do with that comment. Lol!
    hidayat225 likes this.
    01-17-2014 08:25 PM
  14. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    BBM isn't bad, and it has room for improvement. Not having it hurts both WP8 and BBRY. WP8 misses on yet another option, and options are almost never bad. BBRY could use the mindshare.

    Having said that, I don't think it is especially crazy that BBRY is citing marketshare or not enough requests as a reason to withhold building a WP8 version. Every company has to be cognizant of such factors.
    01-17-2014 08:29 PM
  15. chris_t's Avatar
    Well, bad news. Got my Lumia since my carrier wasn't supporting BB10 and I just can't see myself carrying an Android or IOS. I must say that WP is an excellent OS, but I was really looking forward to BBM4WP.

    That being said, I think I'm in the market for an off-contract BB10.



    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    01-17-2014 08:34 PM
  16. BB fan forever's Avatar
    @FinancialP, I love Microsoft to and plan on getting a Nokia Lumia 925 and a Surface Pro 2 this summer. I'm not against Windows at all. But I really hope Windows does get BBM during the spring or summer. I think everyone will like it once this update comes out and unleashes all the goodies.
    FinancialP likes this.
    01-17-2014 08:37 PM
  17. DBZo07's Avatar
    BBM is just a alternative messenger after BBM4ALL. Nobody can totally rely on BBM.

    Send via Lumia 625 GDR3, Developers Unlocked.
    01-17-2014 09:21 PM
  18. Blu3V3nom07's Avatar
    Well then F BB. Nicely.
    Last edited by Blu3V3nom07; 01-18-2014 at 11:14 AM.
    01-18-2014 10:04 AM
  19. alv3st3r's Avatar
    WP is not interested in BBM either.
    01-18-2014 10:30 AM
  20. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    WP is not interested in BBM either.
    LOL. Our Mobile Nations forums really are not that different.
    01-18-2014 10:32 AM
  21. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    WP is not interested in BBM either.
    Maybe BBW ?
    01-18-2014 12:48 PM
  22. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Maybe BBW ?
    I see what you did there.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-18-2014 12:51 PM
  23. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    i regret inform you all guys and gals that BlackBerry’s senior director of BBM business development David Proulx said "[The lack of a BBM Windows Phone app] is entirely market-driven,"
    it’s just a function of when does it make sense and when is it something that consumers demand in sufficient numbers to make it worth our while and worth their while."
    so its official we won't have BBM after all
    source
    That's rich considering Windows now has a bigger market share than Blackberry
    01-18-2014 03:29 PM
  24. Jazmac's Avatar
    BB is still frosty having been bested by Windows Phone and now looking for new friends. I never believed it was ever coming officially to the platform. Its not the end of the world as these type apps go. Let em park their carcasses on the side of the road. Garbage day will cart them off to the land fill with the CRTs and VCR's.
    Rebel Kane and barbequtioner like this.
    01-18-2014 03:31 PM
  25. despertador's Avatar
    I don't think this will affect too much people; it doesn't seem like anyone uses the service in my area of the US. I don't know about the corporate side though; it may be quite disappointing to some others.
    01-18-2014 08:38 PM
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