We've been hearing rumors about BBM (BlackBerry Messenger for those of you who never used a Blackberry) being tested on Android for some time now. Why would RIM do this? Well, it's no surprise that BlackBerry has been losing marketshare for a while now. So, when the going gets tough, the tough get going or something like that... Perhaps it's just a backup plan and they plan to sell it as a service. Who knows? Regardless, they are toying with that idea. The question is, do you care?
I used to use BBM with some frequency back in the day, but now that I haven't had it in years I don't even think about it or miss it. It certainly MIGHT help some enterprise customers switch away from BlackBerry to Android -- which is why I find it strange that RIM would even condone it.
What are your thoughts?
You can find out a bit more about the BBM on Android at the great TechnoBuffalo article here: BlackBerry Messenger for Android Shown Off in Spy Shots (again) | TechnoBuffalo