I guess I have no more reason to be loyal with BlackBerry.
I think I've wasted my money buying their Z10. Soon, I'll just re-sell this phone and get an Android or another iPhone instead. ;)
I strongly believe RIM wud hav considered several factors before taking the decision. One thing I know is that if they decide not to take such decision on time, Watapp application will definitely ruin their platform.
nice move, for us non blackberry phone users. But this might bring RIM into software company..
AnonD-56158, 14 May 2013No one will buy blackberry phones anymore once iOS and android have bbm!yea infact no one will remember if blackberry phones existed. enters ios n andriod devices it will just be known like whats app.
Excellent move from blackberry. However, I only wonder what kind of effect this is going to have on blackberry phones sales globally since BBM is one of their major selling point.
So...What's next?..A legendary mobile phone manufacturer turning itself into 3rd party app developer?
I believe Blackberry (formerly RIM) is in a self-destructive mode. First, they withdraw the Blackberry Music service, and now this.
But what I do wonder is, why did it take them so many years to take this decision? What we know right now, is that while we are falling in love with the Z10 (after much criticism 'fcourse, but usage is awesome- personal opinion); Blackberry continues to surprise us decisions that are failing constantly.
While few of us who have older Blackberry(s), and continue to pay additional amount for using BBM...only time will tell whether this will be a good strategy (or a strategy at all).
Having said this, I am well equipped to ditch my blackberry and move to iOS for good, once this happens.
If this thing is really come true, well. I would be very happy because i dont have to bring 2 device at once. lol
finally, BB feel threaten and willing to integrate with the rest.
AnonD-56158, 14 May 2013No one will buy blackberry phones anymore once iOS and android have bbm!I think it won't happen, as Security on BBM on a BB device will be miles ahead of the security on BBM on android device.
This is like a dream come true! What the hell, it's amazing, but Blackberry units shipped will take a hit. :(
Love blackberry, an honourable company.
Lovely news.. Very happy to hear it.. Now I can bid my BB gudbye.. Happy wid iP5..