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BBM creator Gary Klassen spoke on the topic of pushing the application onto other platforms apart from the two top mobile OS. There is demand inside BlackBerry to get this started and the next suitable candidate could be Windows Phone.
Klassen did not give the name of the next platform BBM is set to land on, but with Windows Phone sitting third on the mobile platform ladder it seems quite obvious this would be the next step.
The other mobile platforms to consider would be Ubuntu, Firefox and possibly Sailfish, although these all have very minor marketshare, with Ubuntu still not available and the Jolla smartphone only just getting a release date.
There are different Android ROMs but these all work with the Google Play store. BBM could come to Chrome OS as a browser app or Windows 8 app store and this would make it a clever and extensive cross platform application.
BBM is still only available on BlackBerry, but we believe as time goes on the company will split BBM away from the actual system and into its own subsidiary, allowing it to sell without flogging the whole company.
This would be a clever way to make sure there is enough money to schedule moving to the business sector, but it will take some time for BBM to be valued against WhatsApp, Facebook and other alternative messenger applications.
BlackBerry was once valued at $100 billion, now it has been sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings for $4.7 billion, 5% of what it would have cost five years ago. BBM was part of the success of BlackBerry smartphones, but it now needs a new growth spurt on Android and iOS to make it an expensive application.