BBM, BlackBerry Messenger, BB Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger has been on the high-demand list of Windows Phone features for some time — nearing 50,000 votes as of this writing — but the company said last month that the app wasn’t happening anytime soon.

Apparently, this isn’t the case, as Nokia announced during its Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference that Blackberry Messenger (BBM) is indeed coming to Windows Phone after all.

“Windows Phone is the fastest growing operating system in the world”

“We’ve added some fantastic apps to the Windows Phone ecosystem, including Vine and Instagram, and today we’re pleased to announce that BBM will be coming to the operating system,” said Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Along with this announcement, Elop also announced that Windows Phone is “the fastest growing operating system in the world – lead by the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 1020.”

This is very good news for the world’s third most popular OS all around, and here’s hoping it’s just the beginning and other calling and messaging apps will light up our live tiles real soon.

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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