09-18-2013, 02:44 PM #1
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i was cheeking the news when i found that RIM ( Blackberry ) has made it official that BBM app will be available for android and iOS in 21 and 22nd of September respectively. and i was thinking of how GREAT it would be to have such a great app on WP, maybe just because i'm a previous BB user ... But i really think that BBM is the best messaging apps I've ever used. think about it you won't need WA, KIK, Viber anymore, just one app to rule them all.
Do you think BBM should lunch on WP ? Or you think that the app is out of the game already .. lets hear what you think about it
09-18-2013, 03:09 PM #3
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Personally I don't want for bbm at all, i find the wp messaging app to be more than enough. To be fair though, ive never used bbm, so i might be missing a trick.
I think the only way we will see a wp bbm app is if blackberry stop making phones, or bbm becomes a different company.
- 09-18-2013, 05:35 PM #5
I do care and want as many official apps as other OSes but I think Blackberry are finding themselves in bit of a stew and I don't know if they will respond quicker BlackBerry layoffs could portend a sale
- 09-20-2013, 06:17 AM #9
I worked for RIM and it's the one feature I miss about BB and it's really hard to explain what makes it stand out above the rest and sms to someone who has never used it BUT Microsoft should have stumped RIM and BBM years ago with Messenger and now with Skype.
whatsapp is rancid on WP so I don't even consider it
09-20-2013, 11:41 AM #12
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- 09-20-2013, 11:59 AM #13Patient Windows Phone User since October 2010 till cores and apps do us apart.
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- 09-20-2013, 02:12 PM #18
The biggest issue for BBM before was that it was tied to your device and not your username. I always felt it was a hassle if you changed your device and you had to let everybody know what your BBM is.
I would rather have immessage on my windows phone. It is a better service IMHO.
- 09-20-2013, 09:44 PM #20
also can back up and restore using your primary email address and a few years back RIM then created Blackberry ID which would carry over your BBM contacts/settings.
you are right about BBM being tied to the device/PIN.
anyway I miss BBM butttt I would love for Microsoft to put a bigger push with Skype and have no doubts it's coming down the pipeline.
add group chat, Read and Deliver marks and show the person typing feature and I'd say its golden
- 09-21-2013, 11:30 AM #24
BBM for WP would work especially well here in the UAE. People have started to get over the BB craze but it's still the dominant player in the market. Windows Phone, however, is closer to edging out iOS and Android for 2nd place. I have loads of friends who use BBM as their IM platform of choice because there is a plan here in the UAE where you pay roughly AED50 (Just under $15) per month to get unlimited social network and BBM. They prefer using BBM over FB messaging and so I'd love to have BBM on my Lumia 925
- 09-21-2013, 11:36 AM #25
I love my lumia but today I'm frustrated. WP users are completely left out of this bbm frenzy.
And there is no hope that we'll get bbm soon or anything. I have absolutely no clue how people develop apps, but do you think any of our talented devs can create one? :S
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