I think everyone will agree with me when I say the only reason people still use a blackberry is because of it’s black berry messenger. This excludes people who use blackberry for work. The bbm was the best feature the blackberry offered, and on top of that it was exclusive. Well apparently not any more, according to brg.
The application will most likely have limitations, to keep the BlackBerry messenger the best option. Things like sharing photos, videos and your location might not be available. The reason Research in Motion(BlackBerry) decided to make the application for Android first is because it’s much easier to integrate an open platform as oppose to that of a closed platform.
I guess Android can proudly show off this application temporarily once it’s out on the Android Market. This also means, all cross-platform messengers are going to be vaporised. The only reason I use whatsapp is to connect with friends that use another OS. With blackberry messenger, I won’t need them anymore. The price of the application hasn’t been revealed yet, but it will most likely be a one time payment fee.[Source]