There was quite some expectation when BlackBerry launched their BBM mobile chat service on IOS and Android platforms last year. We remember we were as excited as any regular Zimbabwean who’s had their South African relatives speak highly about BlackBerry and its services. And we rushed to install it too and added a number of friends, all the while expecting this to take over messaging from WhatsApp and Facebook.
I didn’t see it happening. It hasn’t happened to this day in fact. The ever present “BBM Connected” notification just sits there along with Android notifications I actually tap on but never do I go into the app. Except maybe by mistake after which I quickly come out and go on to WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger or Instagram. But maybe that’s because I only ever added 5 contacts. How come I don’t get any contacts invites through the way I do on the other apps?
It came but it was too late? What’s your BBM experience? You use it at all?