Wearables technology caught Blackberry’s attention and now the Ontario-based mobile manufacturer makes its BBM app available for Android Wear. Blackberry pushes forward with its BBM, messaging app, this time targeting Google’s wearable platform. Blackberry released an Android Wear version of BBM at CES this week. The mobile manufacturer uncovered its strategy together with the dispatch of the recently upgraded Blackberry Passport.
BBM will be available on Android Wear in the first part of 2015, as indicated by BlackBerry execs press statements at CES. BBM for wearables will permit clients to use main smartphone options without touching their devices. The interface will use Google’s voice recognition program, Google Voice.
BBM will be supported by a wide assortment of watches connectable to Android Wear, produced by a wide range of manufacturers. Gimmicks will incorporate new message alarms, the capacity to preview or display full messages, and to answer to messages remotely utilizing Google Now or by picking predetermined messages to send.
Blackberry at long last opened up BBM to the adversary iOS and Android cell platforms in the autumn of 2013. Even if the dispatch was at first hindered by some tech challenges, Blackberry managed to build up a small but dynamic client base. Last September, the mobile manufacturer reported having around 90 million month to month dynamic clients. Registered subscribers amount to about 140 million.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen stated at CES that extending BBM onto Android Wear is an approach aiming to expand the consolidation of the platform with the main target of increasing notice yields.
Blackberry started immediate efforts for a monetized BBM cross-platform with a beta dispatch of a BBM Channels version on Android in March 2014. It likewise included stickers and a sticker store while developing more BBM gimmicks to incorporate an encoded messaging version targeting business clients.
According to Herman Li, Senior Vice President, BBM Engineering and Product Management the mobile provider is dedicated to make use of client’s feedback and introduce new options from different partners to make the BBM Chat experience better.
He added that joining BBM with wearable engineering is a way to extend Blackberry portfolio and offer costumers exciting options to effortlessly get to Blackberry’s cross-platform technologies.
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