BBM was once among the most popular messaging apps for mobile devices, but years have passed and competition seem to have become much fiercer. However, BlackBerry did not surrender yet, but it did tackle the fight from a different perspective.
First of all, it started BBM’s monetization and focused on those markets where BlackBerry is still the favorite brand for a considerable percentage of customers.
One such country is Indonesia, as BlackBerry smartphones are still selling like hot cakes here. It’s also one of the reasons that 90% of smartphone users in the country use BBM over any other messaging app.
However, Indonesia is an emerging market, so the bulk of the smartphones sold in this country would be entry-level or mid-range. That’s why all Samsung smartphones powered by Tizen OS should be very popular in Indonesia.
Unfortunately, Tizen smartphones aren’t that popular in Indonesia and one of the reasons might be the fact that there’s no BBM for Tizen OS available for download.
The good news is that’s about to change as Matthew Talbot, CEO of BBM, has just confirmed to the site Selular.ID that the messaging app will eventually make its way to Tizen devices.
Even though Talbot wasn’t specific regarding the exact release of BBM for Tizen, he did say that we shouldn’t wonder if the app will be launched, and that it’s just a matter of time until it arrives.