RIM Not Want BBM There Is on Android and iPhone

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In Indonesia, who does not know a BlackBerry? Smartphones are popular because of its push mail and BlackBerry Messenger is used by millions of people in Indonesia.

BlackBerry popularity among others by the use of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), instant messaging application which is famous for its reliability.

Other platforms are many who are interested in adopting any fuel. Had word got out, RIM will release as fuel for the Android platform.

However, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins indicated no fuel will license to other platforms by deciding that in general

Since appointed in January last, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins company's business focus is on developing the following new smartphone operating system BlackBerry OS 10.

This is in contrast to a previous state in which senior executives RIM tried to capitalize on the popularity of fuel.

In fact, the fuel is RIM's products are still very popular around the world. Data from RIM suggests that users of fuel increased 10-fold since January 2009 until today, from 5.3 million to more than 55 million people.

In the same period, the share of RIM in the U.S. smartphone market have fallen dramatically from 50 percent to less than 10 percent, according to research firm International Data Corporation.

The popularity of fuel should be the reason behind the consideration of RIM to license the instant messaging service to other mobile platforms, including Android and IOS, such as a crowded rumored for some time.

This license is seen by some as a way to maintain brand recognition that could make a RIM name remains relevant to the new smartphone from the company was ready to launch.

Now, a source of RIM Walstreet told The Journal said that about a license was "not up for discussion."

Heins himself refused to say that RIM will completely eliminate the possibility of licensing the fuel to another platform.

"Never say no to something because this business is very dynamic. There will be a time where (license BBM) this may be a reasonable choice," Heins said in an interview with the site Crackberry.com technology.


Meanwhile, the application of third-party instant messaging services like WhatsApp meet the market. These applications seek to distinguish ourselves from similar services that are exclusive to certain platforms such as BlackBerry to provide variants for each platform.

For the moment, "I can say that the BlackBerry Messenger is still the number one (in the instant messaging service segment) because it has been outstanding the longest," said Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg.

"The question is what RIM will do with it and whether they can maintain the position while the other was able to catch up?"

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