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Will BB retain users after porting BBM to iOS & Android

by PeteVicentiniJr / May 15, 2013 7:14 AM PDT

This morning Blackberry revealed their plan to release BBM for other platforms Full Article Here.
My question is how benefical could it be for the company's future?.
It seems to be an strategical movement, but who knows the purpose?.

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I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2013 3:24 PM PDT

BBM was a very good system. Since they have lost their hardware mojo, what's left to try?

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Will BB retain users after porting BBM to iOS & Android
by TECHCRZY / June 14, 2013 8:17 AM PDT

That Is Kind Of A Silly Question. If People Where Willing To Stay With Blackberry With All There Crappy Devices Why Wouldn't They Stay Now That Blackberry Has An Actual Operating System? I Had An 8320,8520,9700 The Almighty Piece Of Junk 9780 That Was Supposed To Be An Upgraded Version Of The 9700 Which In Fact Was Nothing More Than A 9700 With An Upgraded Camera And More Bugs Than I Care To List. The KeyBoard Was Faulty Which Blackberry Did Not Want To Admit. Until A Year Later When People Were Threating Law Suites. I Was Told I Was Getting A New Phone But When I Got it, It Was Refurbished And The Screen Wasn't Even Set Right. So At This Point I Said Screw This Man. Went To Walmart And Bought A Samsung Prevail For $99 And Never Looked Back $99 And The Prevail Can Do Ten X As Much For A fifth Of The Price.

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limititions being extended,bravo!!
by aashutoshbaral / July 12, 2013 1:49 AM PDT

yeah!its a preety good question,WHY DID BB RELEASE ITS COPYRIGHT FOR OTHER DEVICES???
let me give a concrete answer for this!it is ofourse a strategical move,may be a revolutionay!i think bb is fedup now and is soon gonna stop its production of smartphones,yeah bb is soon gonna stop producing,here comes the strategy,knowing the market!!does the production of its os and application softwares(like bbm and other security softwares) for other devices(as andriod does)lure the market's eye?if it does then surely bb is going to seize the hardware production and produce other softwares(it's copyright) to other devices!!

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