As BlackBerry users we tend to take BlackBerry Messenger for granted as it's just what we've become accustomed to using for communication. It really doesn't come as a huge surprise that BBM has been awarded the 'Best Mobile Chat App' on Jakarta, Indonesia.

Although BlackBerry has a strong presence in Indonesia we mustn't forget that there are some popular alternatives out there such as WhatsApp, Skype, Kik, just to name a few across all platforms. With BBM being available on iOS and Android (and soon to be Windows Phone) it's another sweet victory showing off the benefits of using BBM over the competition.

I wonder what percentage of the BBM users in Indonesia are not using a BlackBerry? Are your friends using another platform? Let us know?

Press Release

Jakarta, 16 June 2014 – BlackBerry, a world leader in mobile communications, has received the Indonesia Cellular Award (ICA) 2014 for BBM – its reliable and secure instant messaging application, in the category 'Best Mobile Chat App'. The respected award was received at the Indonesia Cellular Show 2014 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta on 5 June 2014.

BBM is a premier mobile messaging application and delivers real time engagement communication, loved by users across Indonesia, on any mobile platform they use. Thanks to our loyal fans, BBM has become an essential part of daily communication around the world. To enhance users' experience, BlackBerry has worked together with local artist, Susilo Saptoady, to develop BBM Stickers 'The Punakawan' and 'Nusantara's Kid'.

We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We could not have done it without the support of the loyal fans who voted BBM 'Best Mobile Chat App'," said Krishnadeep Baruah, Senior BBM Marketing Director at BlackBerry Asia Pacific. The Indonesia Cellular Award 2014 (ICS) is an event to commemorate the best of and the growth of mobile technology. Winners from the event are a result of votes gathered by consumers. 18 categories were selected by the juries and more than 13 thousand votes have been collected.