I’ve been a loyal BlackBerry user for years. Today, I carry both a BlackBerry and an Android device. I think BBM is, or was, a great app. But I don’t think I’d use it on Android. As long as I carry a BlackBerry, I’ll just use BBM on that platform. Even if I ditched my ‘Berry, I’m not sure I would use a cross-platform version of BBM. I think I’d just use another chat app, like WhatsApp or Kik, or text message.
I realize the latest version of BBM lets you place video calls and share screens with other BBM users, and that’s admittedly pretty cool. But it’s unclear whether or not the cross platform versions will offer the same functionality, and I’d bet the first couple of releases will be limited in some capacity.
What say you, iOS or Android users? Vote in the poll below and let me know. Please.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.