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creccaj #1

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Posted May 14 '13 @ 9:43 AM

Title says it all... BBM is coming to Android sometime this summer.  Is this good news for BlackBerry?  Probably not.  This might have been a good idea before their was a mass exodus from BlackBerry to iPhone or Android when contracts where up.  Better late than never?  I find it hard to believe though that this will help influence someone to buy a BlackBerry.  Only way I foresee this helping BlackBerry is if they charge for the app or charge for usage on non-BlackBerry device but even then who would use it?  Text message plans are cheap enough and their are many other great apps out there that can be used. 


Long story short for me... BlackBerry is late to the party, again.  

Updated by creccaj, May 14 '13 @ 9:59 AM.

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Posted May 14 '13 @ 5:02 PM

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Posted May 19 '13 @ 7:59 PM

I'm not sure it's a bad idea at all. Those that still use BlackBerry for whatever reason miss having tons of BBM contacts. I used to miss BBM and the keyboard but Swype has not wanting anything else for a keyboard. I still miss BBM. If they allow the creation of SMS contacts like the BlackBerry version used to, it will be what lots of people are looking for especially since hangouts was such a disappointment.

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Posted May 20 '13 @ 3:13 PM

I'm glad they did this. I miss BBM.

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Posted May 21 '13 @ 11:05 AM

Wow. BBM. Memory lane

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