Yesterday, at the YTech100 event at Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki, I mentioned to a smartphone industry insider that the only app I am currently missing on my Lumia 1520 is BBM, and he said not to worry. He assured me that an agreement has been reached and that BBM will be coming to Windows Phone soon. When I referred him to the statement credited to BlackBerry’s Senior Director of BBM Business Development in January, he assured me that BBM is coming to Windows Phone soon.
My source is a trusted person in the industry, so I am sticking my neck out on this one. Of course, you could also argue that I am doing this because I really hope that the news is true, and you would be correct. Yes; I want BBM on my Lumia. No other instant messaging app does it for me like BBM does.
Keeping fingers crossed!
Update 24th Feb. 2014
Now officially confirmed:
— Nokia (@nokia) February 24, 2014
The official BlackBerry blog has a little more details:
The BBM team is hard at work on BBM for Windows Phone and Nokia X as well as lots of great new features for BBM that we can’t wait to tell you about. BBM will be available as a free download for Windows Phone users this summer.
Summer. That’s June, July, August.
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