Today, BlackBerry has officially added its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android download to Amazon’s app store.
The Amazon Appstore is both a website and a standalone app for Android that connects Android users to all the great movies, games, and apps on Amazon. You can purchase apps directly from your Amazon account on the website or you can download them via Amazon App Store instead of Google Play (you can see an example by clicking on TruTower app’s Amazon button at the bottom of this website).
“As part of the monetization plan for BBM, we’re growing our user base with a cross-platform strategy, expanding BBM beyond the BlackBerry operating system and bringing Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users into (and back to) the fold,” BlackBerry said of the launch.
In addition to the app’s initial download, Android users can either get their BBM updates through Google Play or the Amazon Appstore.