BlackBerry Is Open To Bringing BBM To Windows Phone

BlackBerry Is Open To Bringing BBM To Windows Phone

Canadian mobile phone maker, BlackBerry, surely has seen better days. The company recently posted a disastrous financial result for the quarter, with nearly $1 billion in operating loss and an announcement that it will be firing 4,500 employees.

In between that, it is also in negotiations for a buyout.

But one thing the company is still determined to make a success is its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service. It wants to make it available for as many mobile phone users as it can, including those that use Windows Phone handsets.

And even though the company did not outright mention plans for Microsoft’s mobile platform, Gary Klassen, the creator and principal architect of BBM recently said that BlackBerry aims to bring the service to more platform out there, not just the two most popular ones:

“BBM will not be limited to just Android or iOS. We are open to other platforms also. We want more are more people to enjoy and experience BBM.”

This is just an early hint, but nevertheless, good news for fans of the service that are now using Windows Phone smartphones.

In fact, WMPowerUser is fairly confident that BBM for Windows Phone will become a top priority for the company, provided it survives.

As for BBM itself, the service was on track for availability for Android and iOS devices a few weeks back, but server issues with the rollout delayed the official launch. BlackBerry is solving these niggles as of this writing, and plans to go ahead with the launch in the near future.