BlackBerry BBM coming to Apple’s iOS, Google Android this summer
BlackBerry BBM coming to Apple’s iOS, Google Android this summer:
The irony is this tact was advocated by the founders before they were pushed out of their co-CEO role.
BlackBerry STARTED as a messaging platform without a phone — that came later, just like Apple’s iPod -> iPhone evolution.
I always thought it was a sensible strategy by the ex-CEOs — they wanted to go “back to the basics” — a la Apple 1997. Well it looks like that’s happening anyways.
The phone part was always secondary in both equations. It’s just that RIMM lost the plot (which of course Apple is now in danger of — we shall see what happens this Fall).
I am sure they are sharing a wry smile this morning.