BlackBerry has officially pushed out BBM for Windows Phone today and the app is now available in the Windows Markerplace. Check out the press release below for the full details.
BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 31, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM™ to Windows Phone 8 and higher.
“We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft. “BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”
“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.”
The BBM app for Windows Phone builds on the collaboration, privacy and security features that are at the core of the BBM experience loved by more than 85 million monthly active users around the world. Built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, BBM users will have a familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI.
Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download BBM and gain access to renowned features, including:
— BBM Chats: The Chats page is your single destination for all your chats,
including groups, multi-person and one-to-one. In a chat, you have lots
of ways to share. You can attach a picture from your camera, add a voice
note, send a contact, share a photo from your gallery or send your
location. Chats also include BBM signature “D” and “R” notifications
that allow users to know when messages are delivered and read.
— BBM Groups: With BBM Groups, up to 50 people can be added to the
conversation. Chat, share photos and schedules with even more friends.
— Find Friends: Discover people you know that are also using BBM and
invite them to your BBM contact list, from within the app. With the
ability to easily share your PIN with your friends and family,
connecting is easier than ever.
— BBM Feeds: Feeds lets you see what’s happening with your BBM contacts.
Here you will see when contacts update their status or profile photo. If
you want to chat about one of their updates, just touch on their name
and you’ll be taken to a chat. Here you can also quickly update your own
status to share what you’re up to or what’s on your mind.
— ‘Pin’ to Start: Pin BBM Groups and 1:1 chats to the Start screen for
easy access to your most important chats
Additional features for BBM on Windows Phone will continue to be added in future releases.
Check out more information and a “How to video” on Inside BlackBerry.
Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its privacy, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.
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