BBM, BlackBerry Messenger, Android

Apple devices aren’t the only ones seeing BBM success; Androids have also netted a pretty sizeabe number of downloads, and both add up to 20 million new users between both platforms. There are also continued whispers of a Windows Phone version but so far nothing has been announced.

In the meantime, BlackBerry is concentrating on expanding its Messenger even further on the Android platform and announced [via] that, beginning next month, Android smartphones from select OEMs across Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America, and the Middle East. These OEM devices include smartphones from Be, Brightstar, Celkon, EVERCOSS, IMO, Micromax, Mito, Snexian, Spice, TECNO, TiPhone and Zen.

There will also continue to be no charge for the service.

“The uptake we have seen for BBM since the launch on Android and iPhone is amazing”

“It is clear that smartphone customers see BBM as a must have app for active conversations. The uptake we have seen for BBM since the launch on Android and iPhone is amazing,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “We’re thrilled to be working with leading Android smartphone manufacturers from across the globe to help bring their customers the best out-of-the-box experience with BBM preinstalled.”

BlackBerry says BBM will “continue to evolve for Android and iPhone users in the coming months,” and the company promises updates and future support for BBM Channels as well as BBM Voice and BBM Video calling.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at