BlackBerry gives the middle finger to fans of the third most popular mobile OS, says there are no current plans to realize BBM for Windows Phones
Ex-CEO of BlackBerry Thorsten Heins declared at the conference held in Orlando, Florida. “This [BBM] is such a great experience; it’s just too good to keep it only to ourselves.” This led to porting BBM to Android and iOS, which was mainly a strategy to salvage the struggling company.
Throsten Henis and other top executives of BlackBerry have since been fired, but fans of Windows Phones had the feeling that BBM would be heading their way soon. Unfortunately, BlackBerry seems not to have any plans for that, at least for now.
The struggling company who has seen Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Operating System overtake BlackBerry’s OS in market-share insists there would not be any BBM app on Windows Phones until the OS reaches a larger scale.
“It [the continuing lack of a BBM Windows Phone app] is entirely market driven,” David Proulx, BlackBerry’s Senior Director of BBM Business Development said while speaking with TrustedReviews. “Our initial launch on iOS and Android was a function of the prevalence of those platforms.”
It appears BlackBerry in unwilling to be ridiculed once again as it struggled to make the integration of BBM with iOS and Android happen seamlessly. But the future looks bright with BlackBerry failing to rule out future launch of such a service on Windows Phones.