“Research In Motion is said to be readying the messaging client for Android and iOS devices for release.”
Now there’s some groundbreaking news. RIM is said to be expanding the their instant messaging platform to include Goodle Android and Apples iOS. The release (if it happens) is said to be implemented later this year. Where Android is a definite, where iOS is still speculated.
“According to multiple sources close to Boy Genius Report (BGR), an Android version “is definitely a go” with an iOS counterpart also on the horizon.”
RIM’s policy is to decline and squash rumors, however as many rumors from Boy Genuis Report are pretty reliable.
For now BBM will be a striped out, lite version on other platforms. Reserving the right for media swopping on blackberries.
Whether or not this application will be free or have a price tag is yet to be seen. But BGR believes it to be free. One avenue could be the lite version of BBM will be free where the full client will be a paid option.
“This could pan out to be a good move for RIM, providing a platform-agnostic service for mobile users. And instead of having zero presence on Android and iOS, it could come in and dominate a market it helped to establish.
The BlackBerry Messenger has been around for a longer time and carries more weight than competitors such as Kik and WhatsApp. With both of these apps already amassing more than 1 million Android downloads each, RIM could potentially be looking at millions of its own”
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