Despite BlackBerry releasing its cross-platform messaging app BBM on Android and iOS, the Windows Phone version was nowhere to be found.
Then, at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Nokia dropped the good news that BBM will make its way to Windows Phone devices in the coming months, and will come pre-loaded with the Nokia X.
During the company’s recent earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen mentioned BBM for Windows Phone is incoming and is expected to launch by the second fiscal quarter (April-June) of this year.
Additionally, it was also revealed that it will come pre-loaded with the AOSP powered Nokia X, as well as various Nokia Lumia devices in select markets once the app hits the Windows Phone Store.
At the quarterly call, the company also revealed some statistics, mentioning that BBM monthly active users have reached 85 million with over 100 million registered users and 500,000 active channels.
In other BlackBerry news, the company has taken another financial blow. The company reported losses for the ninth successive quarter with its fiscal year ending with net losses of $5.8bn.
Consequently, BlackBerry’s quarterly revenues fell below $1bn for the first time in seven years in the three months leading up to March.
BlackBerry has faced problems trying to interest consumers in its BB10 series with sales of the new phones reaching just 1.3m. Although many have kept to the older BB7 that’s outsold the BB10 phones in every quarter since its release.
Operating losses for the company stand at $537m with net losses totalling $423m.