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[BGR] Exclusive: BlackBerry Messenger will launch on Android and iOS

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BGR has learned from multiple trusted sources that Research In Motion is planning to bring its beloved BlackBerry Messenger app and service to Android, and eventually to iOS as well. According to our sources, RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free to all users. We’re also told strategy is still being developed, however, and RIM may end up charging users a one-time fee or even a recurring fee for access to its BBM service on third-party platforms.

It might seem a bit strange for RIM to want to bring the software that is responsible for keeping BlackBerry devices in the hands of countless potential defectors, but in the big picture, we think it could make sense. The company is getting very frustrated with applications like WhatsApp and Kik offering third-party experiences based on a concept RIM invented, and RIM apparently wants to own the space.
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Hmm, I know that BBM made blackberry attractive to many. I hope doing this doesn't have a negative effect for them.

As for me, i guess I'm happy i'll get to keep BBM once I move to Android.
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Thats excellent news!
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If they can release this for iOS and if Apple can make the e-mail features like the BB's, I'll officially have no complaints about having moved to the iPhone.
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BBM was one of the main reasons for me getting a blackberry, i don't have a text messaging plan and never use my minutes, It makes it so easy to contact people.

If RIM takes this to other platforms, they'll need to charge a fee for it. otherwise they just gave away one of their largest consumer selling points to the competition.

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Hmm, I know that BBM made blackberry attractive to many. I hope doing this doesn't have a negative effect for them.

As for me, i guess I'm happy i'll get to keep BBM once I move to Android.
I thought i'd move to Android as well, but i'm pretty partial to the Bold's keyboard. If the Bold Touch turns out to be a sold device it will likely be my next phone (i have ~8 months left on my 9700 contract).

Its insane how many choices consumers have in the smartphone market now
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