If you are an owner of Android and iOS phones but want BlackBerry Messenger services, there is good news for you. BlackBerry is toying with the idea of allowing such users to access its Messenger services.
According to reports, BlackBerry may launch a trimmed down version of the messenger service which will not allow people to share multimedia files, unless they are using BlackBerry handsets.
Those who are accessing BlackBerry Messenger services from third party platforms may be asked to pay a subscription fee.
One of the reasons why BlackBerry has retained its stronghold among corporate customers is the popularity of its Messenger service, also known as BBM. It is a hybrid service between SMS and instant messaging and works the same way on all BlackBerry models.
There is no comparable service on any other platform. The makers of Kik messenger tried to replicate the success of BlackBerry Messenger, but didn’t succeed.