BBM Features Will Go Globally, Stay Tuned

We were lucky enough to sit with BBM CEO, Matthew Talbot and we asked him about the new features that BBM and EMTEK brought into the Indonesian Market and Nigeria. Talbot was very excited to say that those features will not stay local and they are working hard to bring them to the global market.

Emtek is the now in a long term partnership with BlackBerry for BBM on the consumer side. We should say from now on because we have two BBM segments, one for consumer, and one for enterprise.  Talbot mentioned that in today’s usage from consumers they prefer to stay in one app for their content needs and BBM intends to bring them a full experience and will keep bring more features into the platform.

If you’ve asked yourself why you still can’t have all the new amazing features in your country, there couple of reasons why. First BBM wanted to get the right model in place and then take it global. Of course with some content, there are digital  rights to be dealt with as well.

Talbot said :

“We already started to rolling out some of those services in Africa, specifically in Nigeria. But there are number of global content and services that you will see in the first quarter of next year”

Talbot mentioned that we may see some transportation apps integrated into BBM and also some sports apps.

BBM is going to lead the messaging world as a content provider. When you can play,read your news or do shopping from inside your BBM app, you really don’t need anything else.

We at UTB very excited about what BBM will bring us at 2017.


Roy Shpitalnik

lived the life of a BlackBerry since 2009 so I was first exposed to 8900. With Israeli cellular world history, training and knowledge for more on BlackBerry, I decided to join the community. When the Media bash BlackBerry on regular basis i decided to Join BerryIL.COM. The true must be published. Contact me on Twitter : @SimpleBerryRoy

  • Alan

    Looking forward to trying out a lot of these new features. It’s always a good time for BBM to start kicking some asses.

  • xBURK

    Great to hear how they want a more complete working BBM package before going global. Great job last night Roy and UTB crew. Is Chen on next week?

  • Is it about BBM for BBOS10 only or all the platforms?

    • CaseyC

      I was going to ask the opposite question. Will BBM/BB10 get the updates as well or will the updates only be for the Android and iOS versions?