BBM coming to Lumia phones soon, says Stephen Elop

Not too long after announcing that Facebook Messenger will be making its debut on the Windows Phone platform, Nokia has announced that BlackBerry Messenger too will be coming to Lumia handsets and quite possibly Windows Phone devices.


The announcement was made by Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices and Services, Stephen Elop during the Nokia event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. No time frame has been suggested for the release but it’s being said that BBM will come to Lumia handsets “in the coming months”. Besides BBM, Adope Photoshop Express and FoodPanda apps are set to come to Lumia as well.


Nokia’s official Twitter handle too announced that BBM was going to make its third pit stop since it went multi-platform in November. The much-awaited messaging app was launched after a few hitches for Android and iOS last year, quickly rising to the top of the charts.


On the sidelines of the MWC over the weekend, Microsoft’s Joe Belifore announced that Facebook Messenger would hit the Windows Phone platform in the coming weeks. He said that the two companies had been working out the test implementation for a while now and it was time for a release.


After lagging in apps for a while, Windows Phone seems to be fast catching up in terms of quality apps now. Over the past year, apps like Instagram, Vine and Path have all released a Windows Phone variant. Now, with the likes of BBM and Facebook Messenger joining the list, messaging on Windows Phone too seems in safe hands.

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