Way back at Mobile World Congress 2014, BlackBerry confirmed it was working on a Windows Phone version of the BBM messaging software. It was also confirmed it’d be coming to the new Nokia X range of devices but we’d have to wait until the Summer to hear anymore.
BBM has been successful since it broadened out to iPhone and Android devices. Now a Reddit user has unveiled the box for the Nokia Lumia 630 which reveals it will have the application pre-loaded in some territories. The Lumia 630 comes out reasonably soon so it’s likely the application will appear in the Windows Phone Store in the near future.
Back at Mobile World Congress, John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry said, “BBM continues to grow in popularity as millions of people use our mobile platform for chatting and connecting with friends or colleagues, and we are very excited that we will soon welcome Windows Phone and Nokia X users to the BBM community.”
“Today marks an exciting moment for Nokia,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and GM of Developer Relations, Nokia Corporation. “By bringing BBM to the Windows Phone and Nokia X communities, our customers will be able to experience this popular global messaging app.”
We know these features will be included on the app,
- BBM Chats: Have instant BBM Chats, including a Multi-Chat option, and receive real-time confirmations when messages are delivered and read (Ds & Rs)
- Personalization: Create a profile that can be easily personalized with profile pictures/avatars and status updates that contacts can see in the Updates area of BBM
- BBM Groups: Now, with BBM Groups, up to 50 people can be added to the conversation. Chat, share photos and schedules with even more friends
- BBM Voice: Free voice calls between BBM contacts on Windows Phone, Nokia X, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry anywhere in the world using data or WiFi connection (*Data Plan or WiFi required for BBM Voice)
- BBM Channels: Join conversations on BBM Channels between people, brands and communities. Create a BBM channel to share thoughts, ideas and passions. Or, subscribe to a channel to join conversations with others who have shared interests.
- One-click sharing: BBM users on Windows Phone, Nokia X, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices have access to fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more
- New Emoticons: We now have over 100 new emoticons to help people say what they mean and make their point in a fun and visual way.