WhatsApp is OK but it's a buggy, battery draining bloatfest that has gained traction purely by being cross platform compatible. BBM not only blows it away in terms of reliability, functionality, ease-of-use, flexibility and security, it takes the blown up WhatsApp pieces, smashes it to smaller smithereens and feeds it to the mangy pigeons in Trafalgar Square.
Super Mickey, 06 Jun 2013Great, just when I thought I'd never have to hear that damn flipping stupid question again... ... moreto use whatsapp you need to give out your personal phone #. some people dont like that.
who will use this OBSOLETE chat software, when we have whatsapp for android which is PERFECT. Fast, with many options. And moreover we have SKYPE for android for voice. Blackberry is a dead OS.
Great, just when I thought I'd never have to hear that damn flipping stupid question again... "What's yo BBM pin?" ugh damn!
We've got Whatsapp & Viber right guys
i welcome BBM on android, whatsapp is great but but the thing is sometimes you dont want ppl to have your phone number or that annoying thing that let everyone know when you're online. i'm assuming they'll still use the PIN system for droid and IOS.
Isn't this an end of and era for blackberry?
They could simply have sold their entire service and move on to something else
ArcAzoresPT, 06 Jun 2013Don't really get the Whatsapp phenomena.. just use viber.
As far as BBM they give it to iOS a... morePlaybook! What's that? Are you still using that?
It's mere video player & photo frame.
Best of luck if you are still waiting for BB OS 10 on your playbook.
Cickova, 06 Jun 2013but they are little to late. i dont know anyone who is using BB, and ofc BBM. So why would I m... moreOh, I know many people who still use bbm, and those who will use Whatsapp and bbm side-by-side. So I won't say they're too late but they have certainly taken very long!
very happy my blackberry sold last week, i thought no one wants to buy blackberry since announced bbm will comes to all platform
Cickova, 06 Jun 2013but they are little to late. i dont know anyone who is using BB, and ofc BBM. So why would I m... moreBecause Whatsapp was made as a substitution to BBM when those devices couldnt have the great and exclusive BBM service. Im guessing you have never used BBM before, but i have, for years, until i switched to iPhone. Whatsapp is no where as reliable as BBM. Besides, People like to change and/or try new stuff because of curiousity, even tho' the "stuff" they have works perfectly. In this case, people will try it because of its fame back then and popularity. And if it works as it should, people will follow.
The day will come when BB will earn their breadfrom this app only..we'll say our kids when they grow up " there was an era when BB was a smartphone manufacturer " :-D
kav, 06 Jun 2013would this be free??It wouldnt make sense to be free service since it was/is not really a free service on BB(BIS).
Cickova, 06 Jun 2013but they are little to late. i dont know anyone who is using BB, and ofc BBM. So why would I m... moreDon't really get the Whatsapp phenomena.. just use viber.
As far as BBM they give it to iOS and Android and not for the Playbook?!?! WTF?!?!?
So, let me se if I got this one right, I will be able to use BBM on my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc but NOT on my Blackberry Playbook?!?
And there goes your respect for costumers...
Lol, 50 million? That will only mean that Blackberry's largest market IS Indonesia then. There are easily 20-30 million Blackberry users here.
It is about bloody time rather join them if you cannot beat them LMBAO
yan, 06 Jun 2013they are doing everything possible to dethrone WhatsAppbut they are little to late. i dont know anyone who is using BB, and ofc BBM. So why would I migrate form whatsapp? :)
kav, 06 Jun 2013would this be free??I hope it ids free, it probably will be since it is competing with other apps