Earlier today at the press event, Nokia unveiled the highly rumored Nokia X. It’s not just the Nokia X, the Finns released three handsets running the forked version of Android with Nokia Store and a bunch of preloaded apps including BBM, Plants vs Zombies 2 and more.
Last month, a report suggested BBM may not arrive on the Windows Phone platform any time soon, but it turns out it was incorrect. Nokia has announced at the Mobile World Congress today that BBM will be available on Windows Phone devices, as well as the Nokia X line up, which will launch with the app pre-installed out of the box.
This should come as a good news for all the Windows Phone fans who were feeling left out as the app was only available for Android and iOS devices. It’s not just BBM, there are several other popular apps such as Facebook Messenger, Adobe Photoshop Express and many more, which will make their way to Windows Phone devices later this year.
“BBM continues to grow in popularity as millions of people use our mobile platform for chatting and connecting with friends or colleagues, and we are very excited that we will soon welcome Windows Phone and Nokia X users to the BBM community,” John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry said.
“Today marks an exciting moment for Nokia. By bringing BBM to the Windows Phone and Nokia X communities, our customers will be able to experience this popular global messaging app,“ Bryan Biniak, Vice President and GM of Developer Relations, Nokia Corporation further stated.
The app will be Nokia-exclusive, at least at launch, and will launch in summer later this year. The company didn’t give an exact date.