Thursday, March 3, 2011

RIM to Bring BlackBerry Messenger to iOS and Android?!

RIM is reportedly planning to bring its BlackBerry Messenger app and service to Android, and eventually to iOS as well, according to multiple BGR sources.

RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free to all users. We’re also told strategy is still being developed, however, and RIM may end up charging users a one-time fee or even a recurring fee for access to its BBM service on third-party platforms.

The company is said to be planning the launch of a stripped down version of the BBM software on Android some time this year, possibly without the ability share photos, videos, or location.

RIM chose Android first because of the fact that it could develop and integrate something like this much easier with an open platform, but the plan is to build and deploy an iOS version at some point as well.

*thanks iclarified*

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