One of the most popular features of BlackBerry smartphones is BBM or BlackBerry Messenger. That service is popular with users of BlackBerry devices and businesses for communicating and keeping in touch. As the popularity of BlackBerry smartphones continues to wane, BlackBerry is looking to bring BBM to other smartphones.
Recently a video demonstration of BBM for Android has surfaced showing an application that looks just like the BBM app BlackBerry users are familiar with. The BBM for Android app is reportedly slowly making its way into the hands beta users. One of those beta users uploaded video demonstration giving us a bit of an advance look at the user interface.
Whether or not BlackBerry can be successful at this late stage by putting BBM on the other devices remains to be seen. There is significant competition amongst messaging apps on Android at this time. We still don’t know exactly when the BBM app for Android users will turn up, it’s launch was rumored to have been months ago.
Within the last week a semi-functional launch page for BBM on Android and the iPhone turned up hinting that launch may be close. Recent reports have also indicated that users who signed up for the beta testing program have received copies of the app, which is where the video above originates.
SOURCE: Android Community