BlackBerry this week ay announced that BBM has been launched on Windows Phone 8 and higher.
The BBM app was built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, according to BlackBerry, who says users will have a familiar, native user experience that "embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI."
“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. “BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”
BBM now has 85 million monthly active users globally, according to the Waterloo-based smartphone maker.
“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “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.”
BBM is also available for Android and iOS in addition to BlackBerry's own operating system.
BBM was first launched in 2005.