Nokia confirms BBM is coming to Lumia devices

By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Feb 2014 02:40 am EST
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On stage at Nokia's press event at Mobile World Congress, Stephen Elop confirmed that BBM will be coming to Lumia devices.

He didn't go into detail with a release date or if this means it will come to all Windows Phone devices (which, I'd assume it will), but at least this is finally confirmation that BBM4ALL really is on its way to becoming BBM4ALL. We'll follow up with more details as we have them.

65 comments

Professional_Tickle_Fighter

Sweet, now my one contact with windows phone can have bbm. :)

seascape

Same here. We have to remember that mobile discrimination is a problem that WP users have had to deal with too. We should be happy for them today, though the app launch is a ways off. BBM4ALL!

canadian nick

Exactly. I don't think I know anyone who uses a WP but I never liked that BlackBerry was doing to them what we complain other people are doing to BlackBerry.

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mauro316

So now we can really call it BBM for all yall!

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Plazmic Flame

Before you get BBM, I think we need to get you a treadmill....

mauro316

I saw what you did there. Very smart.

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Jas00555

Fantastic! I mean, I don't use it and no one that I know does, but its now officially #bbm4all

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changkevin

Woo! Every platform has it's BBM. It's great!

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RP Singh

Just about ! Now to get it onto Apple, MicroSoft, and Linux computers! (Like Skype is)

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jafrul

BBM4ALL

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Coffee Shampoo

Well, that's nice although I personally don't know a single person using Windows Phone.

Star Wars fan? Come join us C00121E8E

Prem WatsApp

And NOKIA admits BBM is one of the must-have-apps to sell a phone now. 

See the stage photo in the forum thread here:

http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=908822

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Prem WatsApp

Sorry, that was meant @ BrutalEfficiency

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

cwalt2166

To sell a phone where? In a third world country?

RP Singh

More people in 3rd world countries than in 1st and 2nd world countries...

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Brutal Efficiency

Means BlackBerry admits that Windows Phone is a force to be reckoned with. I wish BlackBerry 10 beat them to 3rd!

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And NOKIA admits BBM is one of the must-have-apps to sell a phone now.

See the stage photo in the forum thread here:

http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=908822

sorry, double post...

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Bla1ze

Through Android or... WP directly?

FeitaInc

BBM for Lumia X running android..? #loophole

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12Danny123

The Nokia X is NOT a Lumia phone.

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Tris77

Looks to be more of an elaborate S40 job. They have been pushing to software to almost smartphone of late.

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Jeevan Batla

That's wonderful news now WhatsApp is really gone for a toss

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garnok

nice....nokia knows how big BB in emerging market..

primeroc0

Yes. +1

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smart548

Just give them an android port like they have done wiht us for what Skype is concerned...

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paulmike83

WhatsApps, lol. It's just as secure as iPhones. You guys didn't hear about the security issues now with WhatsApp?. A few days ago the story broke about the iPhone security, now today I read about WhatsApp issues. Whoa.

Team BlackBerry

mehofmann

Plus all the great security Facebook has... lol...

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FeitaInc

Awesome :)

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xBURK

Anyway you spin it, this is good news. Thanks for the update Crackberry.

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craigdh1

I would take a windows phone over an iPhone any day.

Tris77

I second that. I can't deny I really do like wp8 as a whole.

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Prem WatsApp

Third that. Totally.

At least I can have a fat SDcard in there, and don't have to pay another $200 for an overpriced 64GB internal flash chip.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Prem WatsApp

(Certain models, some don't, like the 1020 apparently, which is ridiculous for a camera phone)

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Tris77

It's a shame that nokia sold out. The one thing I've always admired about them is the willingness to make something different. If I didn't use blackberry it would Deffo be nokia. The X range is a very interesting idea indeed. Android without google being big brother!

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CDM76

Now to get ppl using BBM again.....

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seascape

Or get them to use BBM for the first time. Good on BB for making BBM work on Gingerbread devices too. By this summer, BBM will be about as cross-platform as a mobile app can get. Time for some viral marketing...

thymaster

Cool. Even though I don't know anyone that uses Windows phone.

Tris77

I wonder if it would integrate directly into the massages as say FB does to still give one continuous feed per contact. I always liked that about wp8, nice and neat. Its a feature I would like to see on bbm. Its highly efficient.

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Massages, ... LOL

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Gilang Gil

Good Relationship BBM (iOs , Android , Windows Mobile )

From INDONESIA

freedomx20a

BBM 4 ALL has been a GOD SENT FOR ME. I deleted my whats app account from their servers and it took awhile but now i got all 43 of my closest family/friends all people I talk to regularly on bbm! YAY! And the last whats app downage finally converted my little sister who refused to before.

I have a 1 STOP chat program with VOICE CALLS/voice notes/ and soon videos/secure/ read and delievered notifications and i couldn't be happier!!!

The thing I hated the most about whatsapp was it told ppl when i opened the app. and i hated my plumber had my whatsapp just cuz he is a contact on my phone list.

i'm surprised viber is still alive.

seascape

That's so great. I've convinced over a dozen people to download and regularly use BBM. It rocks.

zensen

BlackBerry should see about licensing some of Nokia's camera software :)

jrohland

If BBM goes on Windows Phone it is 98% of the way to Windows. To me that's much more important. Right now all of the people I work with use Google Chat and Hangouts. When I ask about BBM they ask if it works on Windows?

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arvind1983

Hope they integrate some way to find existing BBM users in Android, ios and BB. Is that already done? BBM should also find a way to integrate with contacts and use invites to approve contacts. The problem I hear from my other OS friends is they are not able to find if anyone uses BBM.

Prem WatsApp

I'd like to idea of being able to keep your PIN and BBM private, but yes, it would rock if you could toggle a setting (just like Bluetooth "Make my device discoverable) in BBM "Make my profile discoverable / publicly searchable".

That way those seeking to be found can have their way, and those preferring to stay private can too.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

mnc76

Great news. I may actually switch fully to BBM now. Windows Phone was the last xplat holdout.

Good strategy BlackBerry. Customer experience wins -- the best approach.

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Drmoe

Won't help my contacts get bigger. Don't know anyone with a Nokia phone.

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paintballic_sp_89

That's a good news :D

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jiminica

Great job #BBM4ALL

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wincyUt

Any positive news is a breath of fresh air. Sweet.

bhrgvr

That's really good news...

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Hibbylinx81

Excellent news! Put it on the desktop as well...

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WPMan_Canada

Support for all mobile platforms is fantastic. But to be truly BBM for all needs to also support desktop OS's. Even if it is only a web browser logon. I think it is important though to have a client that can run on the new 7 or 8 in Windows tablets because cell phones may decline. Once all voice service becomes VOIP the line between cell phone and tablet may be erased. Also support for Android tablets.

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RP Singh

Yup to adding support for computer operating systems.

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deltact

Nice. WP is a nice platform, I got a Lumia 520 for my wife to use in the States.

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Jobook1

This is amazing!!! Sadly I have no BB10 device but,I can get somme BBM goodness on my 520!!!

RyanGermann

This is great news: I'd love it if the smartphone OS race was a 4-way tie: that means that each platform would have hundreds of millions of users, and what's wrong with that.

DuexNoir

Now BlackBerry just needs to figure out how they can monetize BBM.

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