Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Prime Day Deals
    09:43 Deals

    These early Prime Day deals have prices so low, it’s like Amazon made a mistake

  2. Prime Day Deals
    07:58 Deals

    Amazon has 10 new early Prime Day deals you need to see to believe

  3. amazon nest thermostat 3rd generation
    14:02 Deals

    Newest Nest Thermostat gets a rare Amazon discount ahead of Prime Day

  4. Best Amazon Deals Today
    07:58 Deals

    15 hidden Amazon deals that are so exclusive, they’re only for Prime members

  5. Amazon Deals
    10:18 Deals

    Today’s best deals: Early Prime Day deals, $15 Echo Auto, $4 smart plugs, $50 off Ai…




BBM will reportedly not support iPad or Android tablets at launch

Dan Graziano
May 17th, 2013 at 1:50 PM
BBM iPad Android tablets

Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced the arrival of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS. A new report suggests that the messaging service will have some limitations, however. According to TrustedReviews, BBM will not be available for the iPad or for Android tablets at launch. Vivek Bhardwaj, head of the BlackBerry software portfolio, reportedly told the website that BBM will be limited to iPhones running iOS 6 or higher and Android smartphones.

“Smartphone is our real focus and again it comes back to what BBM is,” he explained. “If you look BBM and the engagement and the activity, it’s because it is mobile, because people are on the go.”

While the executive didn’t rule out tablet support in the future, he noted that it may take some time.

“When you start looking at tablets, computers and other screens, the usage model changes and behaviour changes, he said. “For us right now the absolute focus is getting BBM onto smartphones.”

Bhardwaj even hinted at BBM coming to different devices such as smart TVs and computers. “I think when you look at things like Smart TVs and desktops, those are definitely areas for exploration,” he said.

BBM will be available for Android and the iPhone this summer.




Popular News