BlackBerry has been working to bring its instant messaging app BBM for Windows Phone device pretty hard. The company rolled out the app for Android and iOS devices last year and as always, Windows Phone was ignored then, but apparently, not anymore.
In a recent post on the Inside Blackberry blog, Blackberry's Mathew Talbot mentioned that 10,000 beta testers signed up during the first 24 hours after the registrations began earlier this month. This shows that it still has the demand on Windows Phone as well.
"Next up is BBM for Windows Phone, coming next week. When we announced the private beta a few weeks ago, all 10,000 testing slots were taken within 24 hours. The excitement is there. The numbers are there. The momentum is there," says Matthew Talbot, Senior VP of Emerging Solutions at Blackberry.
Since BlackBerry started beta testing, it has been updating the app with new features and fixing bugs after hearing feedback from the users. Earlier this week the app got updated with transparent live tile, new UI for the picture preview window, option for adding captions to images you're sharing, see the number of participants in a group and speed improvements.
The Windows Phone version has BBM features such as Feeds, Contacts and Chat. BlackBerry also plans to bring stickers, BBM Voice, Channels and location sharing for its Windows Phone app in coming months. We will let you know when the BBM app goes live for everyone in the Windows Phone Store.