So BlackBerry isn't going ahead with its privatisation, but it has taken $US1 billion in funding from the company that might have bought it out and has agreed to get rid of CEO Thorsten Heins. What that means for its future product direction is, right now, anyone's guess, though an increased enterprise focus still seems likely.
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iOS: Last month's planned launch of Android and iOS clients for BlackBerry messenger (BBM) was quickly pulled after a beta version of the Android client leaked and caused network-wide problems for non-BlackBerry BBM users. Now BlackBerry says it is ready to try again -- this time with a staged rollout approach.
BlackBerry's plans to make BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on Android and iOS took an unexpected turn when the apps that made that possible were withdrawn less than 24 hours after becoming available. So what went wrong? The man who originally built BBM explains what happened, offering a lesson for any large-scale cross-platform deployment.
The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) chat service is one of the factors that keeps many BlackBerry users loyal, but until now it has only been usable on BlackBerry devices -- a shrinking market however you look at it. Earlier this year BlackBerry announced plans to make BBM available for iOS and Android as well, and now we have release dates for that software.