Good news for all of the “Crackberry” fans out there, In Orlando at their annual conference called BlackBerry Live, the company has announced a number of new initiatives. Blackberry has announced they plan to bring their BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) solution to Apple iOS and Android devices later this summer.
Soon users of Apple and Android devices will also get to share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM Groups, through Blackberry’s priority technology.
“For BlackBerry, messaging and collaboration are inseparable from the mobile experience, and the time is definitely right for BBM to become a multi-platform mobile service. BBM has always been one of the most engaging services for BlackBerry customers, enabling them to easily connect while maintaining a valued level of personal privacy. We’re excited to offer iOS and Android users the possibility to join the BBM community,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem, at BlackBerry.
BBM currently has more than 60 million monthly active customers, with more than 51 million people using BBM an average of 90 minutes per day.