They say that when u can’t beat them, join them. BBM or the Blackberry Messenger service, once the most touted messaging platform and a product on which Blackberry had hinged much of its success, has been made available for the android and ios operating systems. That means that most of the phones in the world can now download and use BBM services.
To start with, the app has got a tremendous response from the android and ios market. The first 24 hours of its launch saw a staggering 10 million downloads. Last month has seen the BBM touch a user base of around 80 million people out of which, more than 20 million are new users. These figures have proved that the BBM is a hit among the Android and ios users.
Having had such roaring success in a market which is already full with free apps like Whatsapp, tango, Viber, facebook chat etc. speaks volumes about the product. BBM has some good feature like its emphasis on security. A unique id PIN is provided once you download the app and register yourself. This enables you to connect with the world, without revealing your phone number. Although if you are a android or ios phone user, chances are that not many of your friends would be on BBM, but you can always sms or let them know through other social media sites like facebook. All you need is an Android Ice cream Sandwich 4.0 or a ios 6 version atleast, to download the app.
One thing is for sure, with such a success, BBM is here to stay for good.
BBM A GOOD START ON ANDROID AND IOS