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BBM – “Blackberry Messenger” or “Bye Bye Messenger”?


February 21, 2012 by Abhay

In 2003, the first BlackBerry smartphone was released, which supported push email, mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet faxing, Web browsing and other wireless information services.

According to the Economic Times,

The popular BlackBerry Messenger – one of the Canadian firm’s few remaining sticky features – that allows users to send unlimited text messages free of cost between BlackBerry phones is about to face a mortal threat in the next few months.


The big shots of the mobile computing world – ‘Apple’ and ‘Microsoft’ are ready with their revolutionary operating systems, which would allow users to send unlimited free messages, documents, photos and make audio/video calls across their smartphone, tablet and PC’s.


This integration between the mobile and computing world will be possible with the introduction of the cloud services : iCloud (Apple) and SkyDrive (Windows) in the new operating systems :

Apple’s “Mountain Lion (or OS X v10.8)” for Mac and “iOS 5” for the iPhone and the iPad;

Microsoft’s “Windows 8” for the PC and “Mango (or Windows 7.5)” for the smartphones.











OS X Mountain Lion was announced on February 16, 2012, and is scheduled for a release in the summer of 2012. Developers can download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion right now from the Mac Dev Center. Whereas, Windows 8 will be launched it October of this year.

Some other messaging platforms like iMessage for Apple, iChat, Whatsapp Messenger, Fring, Nimbuzz, eBuddy pose a big threat to the Blackberry Messenger!

Keep following for more updates!


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