the Canadian smartphone maker, after announcing it would be extending
its BlackBerry Messenger service
to the recently unveiled Nokia X family of Android devices, and Windows
Phone handsets, is now looking for more options to make a better use of
its BBM service.
The firm looking ahead and exploring the options
of transferring money through BBM. "We're meeting with partners and we
are exploring the market," stated
John Sims, BlackBerry enterprise unit president to Recode in an
interview on Tuesday. "Money movement is an important thing."
additionally mentions that he sees a great potential for the popular
BBM service to grow in markets like Indonesia and Latin America. The
firm is also said to have tried its BBM Money Service in Indonesia,
teaming up with a local bank in the region.
or BBM, is a messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as
BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with services such
as WhatsApp, which Facebook bought last week for $19 billion.
will be available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store this
summer, while BBM for Nokia X will be available from the Nokia Store
when the Nokia X platform launches, BlackBerry said in a statement on
The firm also introduced its BBM service for the Android
2.3 Gingerbread users.
Notably, the popular BBM app was earlier only available for devices
running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.