BBM Voice and Video calling coming to Android and iOS users ‘within months’
Making BBM a revenue generator is not new as the company was previously seeking individuals to start selling advertisers on using the service, specifically having sponsored posts and targeted ads within the BBM channels you subscribe to. CBC’s Andrea Bellemare stated during the interview that BlackBerry “will launch BBM Channels soon.” Unfortunately there’s no specific timing of when BBM channels will exit beta.
Bocking noted, “We continue to plan to evolve the service and keep making it more engaging and have more reasons why people will come back to use the service.”
In addition, when BlackBerry announced the 10 million download milestone earlier this week they committed to bring BBM Voice and Video calling to Android and iOS users “in the near future.” According to Bocking, these features will arrive “within months.”