Is BlackBerry Messenger Coming to Android, iPhone by sajakrerindu


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									                             After reports this week indicated that
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is about to announce that its device
will begin to support applications made for Google’s Android platform,
other reports have emerged that it’s getting ready to release a version
of BlackBerry Messenger for Google’s Android software, and is also
contemplating porting the app to Apple’s iOS. Representatives from RIM
are said to have declined to comment, but the move makes a certain amount
of sense to the company and application developers.Although BlackBerry is
still huge, when it comes to smart phone share measured by hardware
vendors Apple is slightly ahead with Symbian and Android phones far much
ahead. Plenty of people can remember that this is a market Blackberry
once controlled and owned with ease but now fortunes have changed, and
it’s fair to say that there has been a lack of enthusiasm and excitement
around BlackBerry for quite some time as both Apple and Android rose to
prominence among consumers and developers across the globe. BlackBerry
Messenger is an application that lets BlackBerry subscribers trade
instant messages, photos, and other updates with one another, and at the
moment it’s only available to BlackBerry owners. RIM should selectively
bringing the most compelling parts of the BlackBerry experience to other
phones will be an interesting way of creating a spark without having to
make a huge investment.But the company announcement that it will be
opening up BlackBerry Messenger to other phones could allow RIM to get a
lot more new people using its services. In my opinion at the moment RIM
should try to move past its good-hardware-crappy-software reputation by
focusing on its QNX software that will run atop the forthcoming much
hyped Blackberry Playbook tablet.Earlier reports that RIM was working
internally on a project to make its Playbook tablet compatible with
Google’s 130,000 apps could turn out to be the best news for developers
and consumers. This will also help Myriad Company which has been
developing Alien Dalvik software that can make Android apps run on other
platforms. The future looks promising indeed. BlackBerry has garnered
positive reviews for its forthcoming 7” PlayBook tablet, a lack of
available applications could hold it back. No pricing or timing details
have been finalized but black berry messenger is a core part of the
BlackBerry experience and would be difficult to separate out and it will
be interesting to see if it would make it through Apple's approval

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