It looks like the wait for BlackBerry’s BBM service on non-BlackBerry handsets is almost at an end. First, Samsung customers were given an inkling that the service would show up, as the manufacturers have been advertising that its Galaxy line will feature the messaging service. And on Thursday, BlackBerry finally backed up those claims, teasing the release of BBM for Android and iPhone with a redesigned BBM landing page..
Interestingly, the new page does not make mention of iOS devices in general, and instead says that BBM will be coming specifically to iPhone. This could mean that the Apple’s popular tablet line may be excluded in from the initial launch.
The expansion of BBM could be a good move for the company, as BlackBerry has struggled to move handsets and continues to lose market share. This expansion could also be a sign that BBM will break off from BlackBerry as the company looks for a way to become profitable.