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  1. Curtieson's Avatar
    I find it semi hilarious that most/all the posts in this section recently were complaints about how it wasn't coming and then a hit or miss few about rumors that there was still hope.

    Well, hope no longer as they have released info that is IS coming. I brought together the posts I've read lately about BBM...this is pretty big news when you look at it with respect to WhatsApp also. A sinking hardware and device ship could be COMPLETELY saved with just a single high profile piece of chatting software.

    Personally, I think we are already bogged down with chat clients [even MS has Lync AND Skype and already killed MSN Messenger]...just like in the 90-00s when my group of friends; 90% of the people used AIM (even though no one had AOL service since it wasn't available in our area) but there was the one weird person that only used Yahoo or MSN...hahaha. I used them both (not MSN), but loved using the other software that would bring one signon for ALLLLL the chat clients.

    Anyway, here is the round up that I found.

    Nokia announces BBM and Photoshop Express for Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
    #1 Highlight: Stephen Elop mentioned BBM coming in the next few weeks for Windows Phone.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/bbm-released-windows-phone-summer
    #1 Highlight: BB says "ehhhh, we are actually shooting for "next few months", expect it by Summer"

    And WPCentral had a couple more:
    Expect BBM for Windows Phone to feature modern UI design elements and come preloaded on (some) devices | Windows Phone Central
    CEO of BlackBerry hints at BBM going €˜beyond handsets€™, maybe going to desktop | Windows Phone Central
    02-25-2014 02:53 PM
  2. micallan_17's Avatar
    Nice :)
    02-25-2014 03:06 PM
  3. idavism's Avatar
    I come from a blackberry z10 and I cant wait to have bbm in my beautiful lumia 925
    02-26-2014 11:34 AM
  4. eruptflail's Avatar
    I'm honestly confused as to why this is important. Can someone explain what makes BBM better than Kik or Whatsapp or even Facebook messenger? I feel like, anymore, we have a thousand messaging platforms, but for the most part, people just use SMS.
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    02-26-2014 11:40 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    It's about time! BBM is the best messenger platform there is! It is secure communications that can be done 1 on one, or in groups and has many added features. The best feature is the ability for you to see when the other party has read your message. It does voice, voice notes and video also. It has channels which sorta like a tumblr/blog that let's you provide content to subscribers, and it also has BBM Groups which allows 50 people to hang out and collaborate. You can share links, pictures and files.
    Curtieson likes this.
    02-26-2014 11:52 AM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I feel like, anymore, we have a thousand messaging platforms, but for the most part, people just use SMS.
    No. They don't.
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    02-26-2014 11:58 AM
  7. Curtieson's Avatar
    It's about time! BBM is the best messenger platform there is! It is secure communications that can be done 1 on one, or in groups and has many added features. The best feature is the ability for you to see when the other party has read your message. It does voice, voice notes and video also. It has channels which sorta like a tumblr/blog that let's you provide content to subscribers, and it also has BBM Groups which allows 50 people to hang out and collaborate. You can share links, pictures and files.
    Based on a post count like that, I have a feeling we have a crackberry fanatic in our midst, haha.

    Thanks for the breakdown too...I too was curious as to what it could offer to us that don't use it all that much (or ever).

    I'm honestly confused as to why this is important. Can someone explain what makes BBM better than Kik or Whatsapp or even Facebook messenger? I feel like, anymore, we have a thousand messaging platforms, but for the most part, people just use SMS.
    I do agree though. Normally options are great.... However options that are completely designed around fragmentation SUCK. SMS is nice because everyone that has a phone number is "signed up" to some extent...(you can opt out by having your carrier block it because you don't want to pay for it though)...but all the other options do is try to sell themselves as a quality option based on features. I wish FB would ditch their messenger and just include WhatsApp into their site, that would be a premium option...

    really, features like pkcable listed for us might help to position one as a 'winner' but it is really a battle of market share...and that is obviously not always won by the person with the best features.
    02-26-2014 01:13 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The part I like best about BBM is the groups. I also like that one is able to share media on BBM, which Skype lacks.
    02-26-2014 10:40 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Based on a post count like that, I have a feeling we have a crackberry fanatic in our midst, haha.

    Thanks for the breakdown too...I too was curious as to what it could offer to us that don't use it all that much (or ever).



    I do agree though. Normally options are great.... However options that are completely designed around fragmentation SUCK. SMS is nice because everyone that has a phone number is "signed up" to some extent...(you can opt out by having your carrier block it because you don't want to pay for it though)...but all the other options do is try to sell themselves as a quality option based on features. I wish FB would ditch their messenger and just include WhatsApp into their site, that would be a premium option...

    really, features like pkcable listed for us might help to position one as a 'winner' but it is really a battle of market share...and that is obviously not always won by the person with the best features.
    Dare I say I'm the "Dave Blake" of CrackBerry? ;) And FTR I am not without Windows Mobile experience, as I had a WinCE PDA, Win 5.0 PDA, Lumia 822, and currently a HP Split X2 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid. Can't WAIT to put BBM on the X2!
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    02-27-2014 02:10 PM
  10. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Dare I say I'm the "Dave Blake" of CrackBerry? ;) And FTR I am not without Windows Mobile experience, as I had a WinCE PDA, Win 5.0 PDA, Lumia 822, and currently a HP Split X2 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid. Can't WAIT to put BBM on the X2!
    Cable! What are you doing on this side of the fence haha. Wonder if WP7 will also get BBM though. But I am ditching WhatsApp. Already got my friend who uses an S3 Mini (though she's interested in the 620 as she's seen my Titan in action) on BBM. Once WP8 gets it as well my lone WP user that I whatsapp with will be asked to get BBM and get going. I trust in the rim job.

    EDIT: put wrong model originally.
    Last edited by Daniel Ratcliffe; 04-06-2014 at 05:33 AM.
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    04-06-2014 03:22 AM
  11. frontadom's Avatar
    when can we expect the bbm to roll out ?
    04-06-2014 08:10 AM
  12. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    There is no official date yet, I hoped we'd see some news during last weeks build conference. Back in February there were reports suggesting sometime this summer, which is a pretty long stretch.

    Depending whether you believe him or not, Twitter user BlackBerryScoop yesterday leaked and tweeted "BBM for Windows Phone is finally available for testers!"
    BlackBerry users take his comments with quite some caution, in addition we have yet to see any (closed-)beta announcement. Yet he could also be talking about BB only internal testing on Windows Phone devices.
    04-09-2014 03:07 AM
  13. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Did you guys saw this??

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    04-09-2014 09:45 AM
  14. bionicgt's Avatar
    I'm honestly confused as to why this is important. Can someone explain what makes BBM better than Kik or Whatsapp or even Facebook messenger? I feel like, anymore, we have a thousand messaging platforms, but for the most part, people just use SMS.
    I have lots of friends with BBM... regardless if you use it or not
    04-09-2014 04:03 PM
  15. Jas00555's Avatar
    I have lots of friends with BBM... regardless if you use it or not
    I also don't know a single person who uses BBM. Everyone that I know who had it, has already uninstalled it. BBM added 5 million in 3 months, while whatsapp adds 1 million a day. BBM is not essential. If you use it fine, but it's not important to most people.
    04-09-2014 04:17 PM
  16. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I'm honestly confused as to why this is important. Can someone explain what makes BBM better than Kik or Whatsapp or even Facebook messenger? I feel like, anymore, we have a thousand messaging platforms, but for the most part, people just use SMS.
    agreed, however just because you and the people around you mainly use SMS doesn't mean everyone mainly uses SMS
    04-09-2014 04:27 PM
  17. Curtieson's Avatar
    Did you guys see this??
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    Did you take that or did you just see it online? I wonder where it was taken...?
    04-10-2014 10:58 AM
  18. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Did you guys saw this??

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    Please don't share stuff like this! I need to keep my pants dry so please don't get me excited!
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    04-10-2014 01:49 PM
  19. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Did you take that or did you just see it online? I wonder where it was taken...?
    Actually i saw it on the facebook page of Windows Phone Lovers!
    04-14-2014 12:23 AM
  20. psgenious's Avatar
    when is BBM coming??
    i think we got both news i.e - facebook messanger and bbm arrival at the same time.
    and facebook messanger is with us since months and there is even no hint of bbm.
    04-18-2014 01:24 AM
  21. Grampz01's Avatar
    Patiently we wait for BBM to come! When is it coming..
    04-18-2014 06:33 PM
  22. bionicgt's Avatar
    Tired of waiting ugh!
    04-22-2014 01:28 PM
  23. nautanki_saala's Avatar
    If ur a WP user, life is all about waiting for updates may it be OS or Firmware or App... Juss need a push and ill switch back to droid
    04-24-2014 03:07 AM
  24. yaro da yaar's Avatar
    If ur a WP user, life is all about waiting for updates may it be OS or Firmware or App... Juss need a push and ill switch back to droid
    You are acting like your name, everyone have to wait to get the update when new update is announced whether it is an android, wp or ios.
    04-24-2014 03:13 AM
  25. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    BlackBerry was already rather slow when they released x-platform BBM for iOS and Android last year. It got announced roughly the same timeframe and also for summer and it literally came the very last official days of summer. So it might be very well possible we'll have to wait until late of August till we got a version we can use and install.

    While it's nice BB finally decided to bring BBM finally to Windows Phone, remember just back in January they stated there is no WP variant of BBM planned, it is mostly a problem for BlackBerry.
    They want to position BBM as a leading x-platform messager and still don't have support for the now 3rd largest platform out there. Remember back when Facebook bought Whatsapp and everybody talked about it for many days? Again no action from BB to take advantage of this and promote BBM.

    I am eagerly waiting too for WP support, however having been a BlackBerry user for almost (and still am actually) I simply learned not to hold my breath for any of their announced dates. They are like the old Nokia: Announce now, release many months later. Just in time everybody has forgotten about the new products and competition already reacted.
    04-24-2014 03:24 AM
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