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This article was published on February 24, 2014

Nokia announces that BlackBerry’s BBM messenger is headed to Lumia devices

Nokia announces that BlackBerry’s BBM messenger is headed to Lumia devices
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Today at its Mobile World Congress event, Nokia announced that BlackBerry Messenger will be released in the “coming months” for its Windows Phone devices.

At first, BBM will be exclusive to Nokia’s Lumia devices but will likely be released for all Windows Phone devices after the first six months, just like previous Lumia exclusives.

If Nokia were to pre-install BBM on its Lumia devices it could be a powerful driver of new users to BlackBerry’s messaging service, which the company desperately needs as it struggles to compete with other messaging services such as Line and Whatsapp.

➤ BBM coming to Windows Phone

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