Starting today, the Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS handsets are no longer a joke or even an urban legend. As the Blackberry Messenger becomes available for Android and iOS platforms, this simple and frankly, not-so-new “news” circulated hugely around the web since a few years ago, Blackberry for Android and iOS users seems to be an impossible dream as BBM is enjoyed solely by Blackberry users and some mobile service providers around the world even offer exclusive plans where you can use Blackberry Messenger for free!
However, by the time developers decided to make Blackberry Messenger available for Android and iOS handsets, it resulted in mixed reception both by users and tech analytics alike. While it did help revive the nearly dying popularity of Blackberry Messenger, at the same time it caused a great backlash since it is supposed to be an exclusive application for Blackberry users. The worse thing is that when Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS became available, the rival app WhatsApp already established a good following by mobile users and as observed, Blackberry Messenger is now hardly used today.
However, despite mixed reviews, the Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS seems to be working well for both mobile platforms. One thing this application guarantees is that your contact numbers will remain secured – even your own mobile number will never be used for making calls. With this feature, Blackberry Messenger still has an edge for users who are dead serious in keeping their contact information to just themselves. And the best thing? The Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS is free to download, so you’ll be safe to try it out and create your own BBM PIN in seconds. While most of users nowadays rely now to Skype and Viber to stay connected, it is still safe to say that Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS is still worth trying.