BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Windows Phone will be launching in July, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed during today’s earnings call.
BBM, which was a BlackBerry exclusive for a long period of time, saw an iOS and Android launch last year with over 10 million downloads in just 24 hours. BlackBerry confirmed earlier this year that it will be launching the messenger on Windows Phone, but the timeframe given at the time was rather too vague as it said that BBM for Windows Phone will launch ‘sometime this summer’.
BBM is already preloaded on Lumia 630 (as per poster leaks), which has been launched in Europe, and this showed off clear signs of an imminent launch in very near future.
BlackBerry isn’t going to quip BBM for Windows Phone with all the features available on other platforms – and this can be deduced from the manner in which it rolled out new features to BBM for iPhone and Android.
At launch BBM for Windows Phone is expected to have Chats & Emoticons, Personalisation options, Stickers, BBM Groups and subsequent updates could bring in BBM channels, BBM Voice and Find Friends features.