It seems that BlackBerry may have finally realized that the market for BBM is a little too small, announcing that they will be expanding the messaging service to Android and iOS this Summer.
CEO of BlackBerry, Thorsten Heins broke the news during today’s BlackBerry Live conference, stating:
“We are making the BBM platform more powerful than ever. We want to offer this powerful mobile service to everyone.”
The service will be available on any iOS device running iOS 6 or later, and any Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, if you have that BBM will be available to download from Play or the App Store for free.
To start off, BlackBerry will only roll out the basic version of BMM, only granting access to messaging and groups, however video and screen sharing will be added later in the year.