During today’s shareholder confluence RIM CEO Thorsten Heins hinted that BBM, the companies distinguished group messaging service, might be acquirement some significant upgrades with the debut of BB10. In exact, the words “video chat” were tossed out during the time that an example of how it planned to preserve pace with the evolving mobile rural scene. In response to a shareholder interrogation, Heins said:
“BBM is a real, strong platform… With upgrading it into a modern experience, think about adding features adhering BB10 such as video chat, as antidote to example, within BBM. There’s crowd other features to come with BB10 that elect really level this BBM experience… that will upgrade that experience to a sum total new social networking experience based adhering BBM… we want to use this to figure a BlackBerry-driven social networking platform.”
So, does that beggarly BlackBerry is getting ready to take adhering Skype and Google? Perhaps. It would certainly cause sense, but we’d stop pointed calling it a sure shot. What is transparent, is that Heins really wants to push BlackBerry as the “social” platform focused on “actual trial” and seems content to let those other fickle OSes win the apps race.