- 09-23-2013, 12:43 AM #26
- 09-23-2013, 12:46 AM #27
- 09-23-2013, 01:35 AM #28
guys guys guys , im not saying that im dying to get bbm. it is a normal app and whatsapp is way better im assuming. All what im saying is that BBM is a very very very big name to be in the market. I dont care if blackberry is dying or suffocating. My concept is "if apple and google gets an app, so should microsoft" Its THAT simple. But dont try to lie to yourselves and say that you dont need it and "grow up" . NO , YOU DO NEED IT. All of us put everything into windows phone, the least that they could do is provide us with apps and games as soon as android and IOS get them.
And for your information, microsoft CAN do something. the decision isnt in blackberry's hand solely you know. Microsoft can do its part and pressurize blackberry into making an app for wp8
- 09-23-2013, 01:38 AM #29
- 09-23-2013, 02:10 AM #30
- 09-23-2013, 02:15 AM #32
- 09-23-2013, 05:25 AM #33
But now bbm has become cross platform. I think people will start using it a lot more.
Between bbm and WhatsApp, bbm is the better app.
And in countries like India, people are very excited about bbm. Till now, wp has been doing very well in India, now unavailability of bbm could change that.
- 09-23-2013, 05:54 AM #34
- 09-23-2013, 08:05 AM #35
09-23-2013, 08:17 AM #36
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i feel this is just a phase. Everyone wants a bit of the new chocolate once they realize its the same no one cares. What i really disliked is Blackberry treated WP as a outcast. No BBM for WP8. I am not sure if i going to use BBM but i still want it to be available for me on my WP. It feels embarrassing to be missing out.
I know many would agree with me.
- 09-23-2013, 08:28 AM #37
BBM came about because texting in early mid 2000's was expensive, and most business phones had 2g and edge data for 15-30 dollars a month, it was slow, so you couldn't do much with it, but messages came through good, and BB provided a messaging portal on their servers (because, you know, EVERYTHING went through their servers). You could tie your BBM username to the BES server and it was smooth, for internal business. Now everyone has unlimited texts and data is provided better by directly connecting to services. So you can pull up your exchange GAL directly and text someone directly, with out needing BBM to be the middle man.
Skype, and all the other messaging services so the same thing with out having to rely on the crappy bb infrastructure, or you can text directly, it was neat when it was new, but they never updated with the times and it's dead now.
- 09-23-2013, 10:46 AM #41
- 09-23-2013, 11:13 AM #43
- 09-25-2013, 12:24 PM #45
I actually look at at this way.
Why did BB release BBM on cross platform?
So people have more choice and are not limited to BB for BBM.
But hey, didn't hey have a lot of choice already?
With BBM open for all, you reduce the chances of people buying a BB phone, BB could end up as a company offering software services limited to BBM, only because everybody downloaded BBM and nobody bought BB.
- 09-26-2013, 01:53 AM #47
- 09-26-2013, 08:02 AM #48
As I understand it, the desktop version of BBM is not a standalone version, but it just links the desktop BBM to the Blackberry device.
See BBM on the desktop gets a BlackBerry Jam Asia demo | CrackBerry.com
What you see in the above image was a tech demo for BBM on the desktop at BlackBerry Jam Asia, essentially showing how your BlackBerry can be used to mirror the content on your BlackBerry to the desktop over USB and WiFi which also includes Windows integration, allowing for such things as using the file picker to send photos, files and more.
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