Another cross platform instant messaging client has made its way over to BlackBerry 10 - this time in the form of Telegram. Unfortunately, it isn't native, but an Android port, although after testing it out it seems to work very well. 

Much like Whatsapp, Telegram uses your phone number to register and then shows you other contacts in your address book that also have the app installed. In addition, if a contact downloads Telegram for their smartphone you'll be notified - I like that.

Is it any better than Whatsapp? Not that I can see and of course it isn't a patch on BBM, but the option is there if any of your buddies on other platforms use it. Taking a quick look in the Google Play store it seems to be fairly popular with Android users, but I can't see it becoming a huge success.

Telegram is free to download and runs on all BlackBerry 10 handsets. 

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