A few days ago, BlackBerry reinstated the distribution of their "BlackBerry Messenger" (BBM). Users of BlackBerry devices, iOS and Android smartphones can now enjoy encrypted communication, group and individual chats as well as the ability to send pictures. This app of course stands in direct competition with WhatsApp which, in addition to the aforementioned systems, is able to run on Symbian S40 and Windows Mobile devices.
The interest in this messenger seems large, as you can see from the twitter extract. However, in order to become a real competitor, Blackberry must also become active on other platforms, especially the growing Windows Phone 8 market. As the Twitter account BlackberryLeaks announced a few days ago, the messenger is due for release in iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. A version is already in the works - along with apps for tablet, desktop and web. This would be one of the most comprehensive messengers currently on the market. Also, the often criticized missing desktop version of the competitor WhatsApp would be able to convince a few users to switch messenger.