The iconic mobile social network, BBM will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Soon, you’ll be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms.
As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.
In a recent press release, Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry said:
“BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications. With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile instant messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers.”
BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations and it has more than 60 million customers on BlackBerry alone.
The overwhelming majority use BBM an average of 90 minutes per day.
BBM customers collectively send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as many messages per user per day as compared to other mobile messaging apps.
Messages on BBM are typically read within seconds, reflecting how truly engaged BBM customers are.
It’s immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it’s the closest thing to a live conversation.
BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don’t have to give anyone your phone number or email address.
Look out for more details.