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Old 05-19-2013, 02:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
lmcjipo
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Default Re: BBM going xplatform [iOS and Android]

For me, I think that if they offered all the functionality of BBM on the other platforms, it will be another nail in the coffin for Blackberry.

In my opinion, they should either offer a "BBM-light" for the other platforms for free and/or charge a small fee to use the full features of BBM (that are available to Blackberry owners only). For example, only instant text messaging on the other platforms unless you pay $1 per year or something like that (I know that WhatsApp charges $1 per year for Blackberry users). They could also have ads on the BBM version on the other platforms and not have ads on the Blackberry version.

Having the full BBM experience on the other platforms will just have people who use BBM a lot to communicate internationally for "free" with other BBM users (I know a lot of students in this category) switch to either an iOS device or an Android device.
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