BlackBerry makes BBM available for Windows Phone users

Written by Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 1 2014, 00:45am hrs
BlackBerry MessengerThe BlackBerry Messenger app has been built specifically for the Windows Phone experience. (Reuters)
Moving one-step closer to becoming a platform agnostic messaging software, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has made its debut on Windows Phone 8 and higher.

We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform, said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft.

John Sims, president Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry, said the BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.

The app has been built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, and BBM users will have a "familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI".