MWC 2014: BBM hitting Windows Phone and Nokia X this Summer

MWC 2014: BBM hitting Windows Phone and Nokia X this SummerBlackBerry isn't exactly a major presence at MWC this year, but it has made one moderately significant announcement surrounding BBM.

The instant messaging platform, a bigger-than-expected success since going cross-platform last year, will arrive on Windows Phone over the Summer, and will also be available for the newly announced Android-based Nokia X family.

The success of BBM when it was rolled out to Android and iOS users last Autumn made its availability for Windows Phone users more a matter of when rather than if – even if it's been a longer wait than some may have hoped for.

When it does arrive it'll come with all the same features available to other users, including BBM Voice which was made available to cross-platform BBM users on Android and iOS some 10 days ago.

BlackBerry also announced today that BBM for Nokia X will be available from the Nokia Store when the new platform launches in the months to come.

“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,” BlackBerry exec John Sims is reported as saying on the BlackBerry Blog.

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