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Snippet: BlackBerry Messenger Coming to iOS ☇

Shared on May 14, 2013

Chris Welch for The Verge:

BlackBerry has just announced that its hugely popular BBM messaging service is going multi-platform: it will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the Android version will be compatible with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. “It’s time to bring BBM to a greater audience,” CEO Thorsten Heins said in announcing the expansion, “no matter what mobile device they carry.”

I actually appreciate the interoperability aspect (I’d love to ditch SMS messaging for those few friends who are using Android), but have a feeling this isn’t going to take off as wildly as those in Waterloo hope. I may give it a shot, especially since I skipped the BlackBerry craze a few years back. Still, maybe I could find a few folks and use it ironically?

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