View Poll Results: Will you be using BBM on iOS?

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  • Yes!

    9 36.00%
  • I'll give it a try, not sure if I will fully switch to it.

    8 32.00%
  • Nope.

    8 32.00%
  1. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    Hello everyone,
    If you visit CrackBerry you may know me, I am a pretty active poster there and I wanted to collect some data. (The poll will expire in 2 weeks from today 15/05/2013.)
    I would like to know if you guys are going to be using BBM now that it is going cross-platform.
    I realize this may not be the most accurate place to post this thread, however, I thought that this would be the best place to put it to get results.
    Thanks.
    05-15-2013 04:51 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm sure I'll download and test it out, but I don't know of anyone that I normally associate with that has a Blackberry, however, if they all somehow start using BBM, then great, but we'll have to wait and see.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    05-15-2013 04:58 PM
  3. CDG's Avatar
    At this point I would have to say no I won't.

    We use GroupMe and quite happy with it, unlike BBM it supports WP8 and there are three in the group with that OS.

    Interestingly we all had BBs at one time and started our group with BBM, since then we have all moved away from BB to other OS.


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    05-15-2013 05:42 PM
  4. Joshua Suttle's Avatar
    Not likely as I only know one person who owns a Blackberry
    05-15-2013 06:49 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    cannot think of ONE reason why I, or anyone i know, would use it
    05-15-2013 07:44 PM
  6. ame's Avatar
    I don't know anyone with a crackberry, but I might get it to see how it works.
    05-15-2013 09:21 PM
  7. linsiris's Avatar
    I'm surely trying it out!
    05-15-2013 10:55 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    I was part of a BBM chat group before I bought my iPhone, so I might try it out. I don't know anyone that I associate with on an everyday basis who has a Blackberry.
    05-16-2013 07:22 AM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    I'll download it. I am constantly in contact with a person who uses a BlackBerry and I like BBM a lot more than Whatsapp, which I currently use to communicate with that friend. I can't wait for it to be released for iOS!
    Deanig_12 likes this.
    05-16-2013 07:38 AM
  10. taz323's Avatar
    Have no desire to have it on my phone, IMessage and reg text through service provider that work great. No need.
    Alik Malix likes this.
    05-16-2013 07:44 AM
  11. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    Currently use groupme, but former bb user here. So yes I will be giving it a go.


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    05-16-2013 07:49 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have no real reason to besides curiosity...so nope.
    05-16-2013 07:54 AM
  13. jclisenby's Avatar
    I will. I have a few friends that use BB for work that I still want to talk to quickly and easily.

    I also think that everyone saying they already use another cross-platform app may end up using BBM in the long run. This is one area that BB can succeed and I think they will.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    05-16-2013 08:08 AM
  14. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    At this point I would have to say no I won't.

    We use GroupMe and quite happy with it, unlike BBM it supports WP8 and there are three in the group with that OS.

    Interestingly we all had BBs at one time and started our group with BBM, since then we have all moved away from BB to other OS.


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    That's exactly what a bunch of my friends have done. We met in a WTF Moment BBM group that I co-moderated and after we all started ditching BBs, we got GroupMe and now use that for our group. I love that app.
    05-16-2013 08:08 AM
  15. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I don't see BBM being any different than when I had it when I was a BB user and for the memories I had with it and the battery drain and constant on, For these reasons I will stick with the native iMessage - SMS service. I have no need for two different message services to serve my needs.
    Alik Malix likes this.
    05-16-2013 08:14 AM
  16. kilcher's Avatar
    I'll download it and try it out for sure. But I doubt anyone I know uses it.

    I'm not really sure why I'd need anything more than iMessage/SMS since that works for everyone.
    Alik Malix likes this.
    05-16-2013 09:42 AM
  17. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Too late for blackberry they should have done that 4 years ago now iOS got iMessager we don't even need bbm damn people still use blackberry ??


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    Alik Malix likes this.
    05-16-2013 10:32 AM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    IMHO, it’s too little, way too late. When I switched to the iOS platform back in 2010, I was desperate for a platform like BBM that would allow for group chats with family and friends who were still on the BB platform, as well as those who had moved on to iOS and Android. At the time, the family was 14 users, all on the BB platform. Then a couple switched to iOS... eventually everyone left the BB platform and are currently split 13-2 in favor of iOS over Android. I just don’t see the need these days. iMessage is more than enough. (We don’t talk to the Android users in our family, anyway!)

    I may download it just out of some morbid curiosity... I do want to see how it works... but very doubtful that I will have a real need to use it.
    05-16-2013 11:58 AM
  19. ELavar's Avatar
    Yeah, I'll most likely try it out, but I think the question for me is how will the differentiation/adoption compare to hangouts. I definitely still have a soft spot for BB and I hope it will be a great app.
    05-16-2013 12:53 PM
  20. bwhardy's Avatar
    Will I use BBM? No not at all, way to late coming over to Apple. Everybody I know has dumped their BlackBerrys. Sad ,
    05-16-2013 05:31 PM
  21. EauRouge's Avatar
    Nobody has a cross platform messaging app as good as BBM. It will become standard IMO. Its more featured than imessage, display pics etc.
    Slammers08 likes this.
    05-17-2013 11:29 AM
  22. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I will absolutely try it, but I doubt I'll be able to stick with it. Even just trying to get some friends who HAVE Gmail accounts (but no G+) to get in on Hangouts is proving futile. I can't even imagine getting them in to BBM when they already either have iPhones or Android phones and only want to use SMS/iMessage. Adoption is hard and people who don't love this stuff don't like trying new things.

    I was really excited for BBM at first because it gave me a good shot at a real cross platform messaging option - but now with Hangouts fulfilling that need I'm not so gung ho.
    05-17-2013 11:47 AM
  23. miketko's Avatar
    You all will download and use bbm you'll see. Imessage is garbage compared. I've been a iphone and android user but no cross platform messaging app or imessage even comes close. Yes Ios is superior right now but you have to admit bbm is pretty slick. Don't hate. It's a free download
    Slammers08 likes this.
    05-17-2013 11:36 PM
  24. Les74's Avatar
    You all will download and use bbm you'll see. Imessage is garbage compared. I've been a iphone and android user but no cross platform messaging app or imessage even comes close. Yes Ios is superior right now but you have to admit bbm is pretty slick. Don't hate. It's a free download
    LOL!!!!!!
    05-17-2013 11:50 PM
  25. li2327's Avatar
    I may try it out since I was a long time bb user. Even though most of my bb friends have left I still know a few that still swear by bb.


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    05-18-2013 12:36 AM
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