Just recently, we discovered that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Windows Phone was available in the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, it was not downloadable as the app is currently in private beta. Screenshots from BlackBerry were revealed recently showcasing the app in action.
The screenshots showcase the Live tile, the chat section, as well as the feeds section of the app. Based on these screenshots, it is quite obvious that BBM will utilize the native user interface of Windows Phone, rather than mimic BlackBerry 10’s app on Microsoft’s platform.
“I’m excited to announce with this release of BBM for Windows Phone we will be moving to a more familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI,” BlackBerry’s Jeff Gadway stated.
BBM’s sign-up and sign-in process is reportedly very easy, along with the ability to add friends. The app has been simplified to just three sections — contacts, chats, and feeds. In the coming months, the app is set to receive an update that adds stickers, BBM Voice, Channels, and Location Sharing via Glympse.
You can head over here to sign up for the private beta program. Currently, the beta program is full, but you can be added to a waitlist.Further reading: BBM, Windows Phone