BlackBerry Confirms BBM for Windows Phone Arrives This Summer ,Following Stephen Elop’s announcement during Nokia’s MWC 2014 press conference, BlackBerry issued an official statement confirming that BBM would be available on Windows Phone devices in the coming months
According to BlackBerry, BBM will be made available to Windows Phone, as well as Nokia X users in the coming months. Moreover, the application will be available as a free download via Windows Phone Store sometime this summer.
In addition, BlackBerry Messenger for Nokia X will also be available for free from the Nokia Store when the Nokia X platform launches.
Both Windows Phone and Nokia X users who download and install BBM will be provided with lots of major features that are also available on iOS and Android platforms.
BBM for Windows Phone will include features such as BBM Chats, BBM Groups, BBM Voice, BBM Channels, lots of new emoticons and various personalization options.
Keep in mind that BBM users on Windows Phone, Nokia X, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices also have access to fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more.
“BBM continues to grow in popularity as millions of people use our mobile platform for chatting and connecting with friends or colleagues, and we are very excited that we will soon welcome Windows Phone and Nokia X users to the BBM community,” said John Sims, president, global enterprise solutions at BlackBerry.
“Today marks an exciting moment for Nokia. By bringing BBM to the Windows Phone and Nokia X communities, our customers will be able to experience this popular global messaging app,” said Bryan Biniak, vice president and GM of developer relations, Nokia Corporation.
Windows Phone and Nokia X customers will soon have access to a comprehensive suite of messaging and collaboration features, including:
- BBM Chats: Have instant BBM Chats, including a Multi-Chat option, and receive real-time confirmations when messages are delivered and read (Ds & Rs)
- Personalisation: Create a profile that can be easily personalised with profile pictures/avatars and status updates that contacts can see in the Updates area of BBM
- BBM Groups: Now, with BBM Groups, up to 50 people can be added to the conversation. Chat, share photos and schedules with even more friends
- BBM Voice: Free voice calls between BBM Contacts on Windows Phone, Nokia X, iPhone, Android and Blackberry anywhere in the world using data or WiFi connection (*Data Plan or WiFi required for BBM Voice)
- BBM Channels: Join conversations on BBM Channels between people, brands and communitites. Create a BBM Channel to share thoughts ideas and passions. Or subscribe to a channel to join conversations with others who have shared interests
- One-Click Sharing: BBM users on Windows Phone, Nokia X, Android, iPhone and Blackberry devices have access to fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more
- New Emoticons: There are now over 100 new emoticons to help people say what they mean and make their point in a fun and visual way
BBM will be available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store this summer. BBM for Nokia will be available from the Nokia Store when the Nokia X platform launches.