Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up

By John Callaham on 11 Jul 2014 12:24 pm EDT

BlackBerry is no longer taking sign ups for the closed beta test of its upcoming BBM app for Windows Phone, with users now being asked to register for a waitlist.

This news, which was not unexpected, comes less than 24 hours after BlackBerry started taking signups for the Windows Phone BBM beta test. It's currently unknown just how many people were accepted into the beta test.

While the app is available in the Windows Phone Store only people who have been picked to participate in the closed beta test will be able to download and use the app. So far, there's no word on when the actual beta test will begin. We hope to get access to the early version of the BBM in the very near future for our own hands-on impressions.

Thanks to Ryan for the tip!

Source: BlackBerry Beta Zone

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Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up


Which is likely all you have in your contact lists anyway. Great job making a truly cross platform secure communications tool BBM team! Now, the additions to services!

From my Neutrino Powered Z10

I don't know but I'm really loving the native UI that windows has and also they did state that they are to bring a native UI for both iOS and Android users as well :)

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Sounds like the makings of a company to not be here in 2015.........(facepalm)

The media has nooo clue!!!!!!

SUPER excited for BBM on Windows Phone as I do enjoy the native WP8 environment. The more the merrier, let's hope for successful beta testing and a problem-free launch!

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Now that's John Chen on high gear!
I bet Microsoft wasn't expecting this from BlackBerry lol.
God save the CEO!

STL100-1 ( STC

No matter the number, it's still good news. They keep moving forward. Hopefully they will start rolling out upgrades like making BBM Video with screen share cross platform, move up the 16MB attachment limit (although much better than the 6MB) and a better way to picture sharing. I hate having to long press and request HQ. At least have directions beside the preview for users that don't know about it. Those three would probably be at the top of my list. Oh, and a spin off Snapchat in BBM called BlackBerry Peek ;)

Next BBM update....BBM Peek

How can this be possible, given the confluence of two platforms the tech press has repeatedly pronounced dead? I have a Z30 and a Lumia 1520, and I registered for the beta program, apparently successfully, through my long-time BlackBerry Beta Zone account. I still don't have the download and I sure hope I won't be wait-listed. WP could learn an awful lot from BB10, when it comes to email and text selection, etc. and the ability to run Android Apps.

Would like to see a collaborative with Nokia for a hybrid bb10 device.

Image Nokia hardware powered by bb10 that runs Android apps.

16 of my 44 BBM contacts are BlackBerry users. 3 of those are still on legacy devices. Not sure what all that says.... but I'd thought I'd share as well.

Next BBM update....BBM Peek

I guess people forgot the BlackBerry and Microsoft have a cross licensing deal on some important stuff so finding unique touches in bbm for wp8 should be no surprise. Plus unlike Google and Apple, Microsoft makes there API's available for app developers in the sdk they publish.

Totally agree with this comment. Add BB.'ll get somewhere more than you'll ever believe.

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Wow all 50 windows phone users signed up already? It's like offering dial up Internet service for all IBM users. You know, because it's still going strong on Android...