Microsoft Mobile has announced that popular mobile messaging application, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is now available for download on its Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones.
Microsoft made this announcement following BlackBerry’s announcement on Thursday, July 31st that BBM is now open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients
Speaking on this new development, Partnership Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia West and Central Africa, Emmanuel Oluwatosin stated that it is a relief to finally have BBM on the Lumia smartphones, which will create more fun experiences for our customers. “We are extremely delighted about this news and we know our customers are excited as well. We finally have one more to boost our presence in the smartphone market. This will also expand various chat applications available on the Lumia smartphone for customers to stay connected with their loved ones”.
“BBM app is available for all Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. To download the BBM app is absolutely free and easy; customers should go to the Windows Store on their Lumia smartphones, search for Blackberry Messenger and BBM Beta app and download” he added.
The app has been tailored for Microsoft's Live Tile user interface, and users will find three sections in BBM - Chats, Contacts and Feeds - which can be accessed by swiping through the app.
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