BlackBerry has announced its plan to introduce BBM Messaging Service on devices running Windows Phone in few months. BBM was launched for Android and Apple iOS devices last year.
The BBM app allows you to instantly share messages, personalize you account with pictures, avatars and status updates. It also helps you to share messages between up to 50 people using the BBM Groups feature.
BlackBerry also announced that it would bring its service to the new Nokia X Android-based Smartphones, which were unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Monday.
John Sims, president of Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry, said that move is to bring BBM across all platforms.
“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.”
BBM will offer free voice calls service between BBM contacts on Windows Phone, Nokia X, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry across the world using your WiFi or data connections.
The messaging apps have now become the most popular way to connect with people on Smartphones. Facebook recently acquired WhatsApp for $19bn, in order to increase its user base and enter into the emerging markets, where the platform is preferred over traditional text messaging.