BlackBerry's bundling agreement with LG is involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play.
BBM is a mobile communication service that gives users privacy, control and immediacy as they chat with their contacts - either one-to-one, in multiple chats or as part of a BBM Group. BBM's Delivered and Read statuses, as well as message-in-progress notices, keep people engaged.
BBM lets users share files such as photos and voice notes, as well as update their profile and status with ease. Up to 30 people can connect as a BBM Group to chat and share photos, calendars and other files or documents.
Every BBM user has a unique PIN tied to their BlackBerry ID that helps maintains their privacy.
Blackberry plans to update the BBM for Android and iPhone users in the coming months. Updates that will include support for BBM Channels, a new service that connects BBM users to communities of shared interests, as well as support for BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling.