BBM not coming to Windows Phone anytime soon, BlackBerry considers WP user base small
We recently reported that BlackBerry will offer its BlackBerry Enterprise Server to Windows Phone and that news had made us a little optimistic about BBM coming to Windows Phone but it seems that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
BlackBerry will not be offering its BBM service until it feels the user base of Windows Phone is big enough. BlackBerry brought BBM for Android and iOS last year and it had millions downloading and using the messenger service from BlackBerry.
David Proulx, Senior Director of BBM Business Development at BlackBerry stated that BBM was released on iOS and Android because of the large number of users they have while Windows Phone might still not be having a huge user base but he also stated that, “As other platforms emerge, whichever they may be, we will execute on those platforms as well.”
“It is not a statement of intent, and it’s not a strategic or religious thing, it’s just a function of when does it make sense and when is it something that consumers demand in sufficient numbers to make it worth our while and worth their while.”-David Proulx, BlackBerry’s Senior Director of BBM Business Development
Windows Phone has been getting the big apps recently and the app-gap might have been filling but it seems BlackBerry won’t be bringing BBM to the platform anytime soon but we hope that changes soon.