BlackBerry Messenger

When BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) was launched in August 2005 it changed messaging by allowing you to do this using WiFi or Mobile Data rather than sms charges, it was only available on BlackBerry devices right up until 21/10/2013 when it was launched for iOS & Android. It was announced that to use BBM on Android you would need version 4.0+.

When BlackBerry Messenger first launched, to be able to use it you first needed an extra BBM data pack as it didn’t work with normal Mobile Data which would cost you even more but when buying a BlackBerry device on contract it was normally included so that you could use BBM without issue.

As of January 2017 BlackBerry Messenger had 100 Million users worldwide.