BlackBerry Messenger went black last Friday. The number of users of the service has been falling for some time and the company has decided to put an end to it. The enterprise version of BBM is, however, open to individual users to accommodate the fanatics.
BlackBerry Messenger for Android (2016) “We have put our soul and salvation into this service and we are proud of what we have built so far,” BlackBerry wrote in a blog post at the time of the announcement. “However, the technology sector is very changeable and despite our best efforts, users have switched to other services.”
In its heyday, around 2012, BlackBerry had more than 75 million subscribers worldwide for its services, but the company’s market position has deteriorated considerably, mainly due to fierce competition from iOS and Android. Nowadays, the company is no longer concerned with its own phones with its own BlackBerry OS, but is now releasing Android devices , many with a physical keyboard. His apps are also available for Android.
BlackBerry has lawsuits against Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram , Snapchat and Twitter for patent infringement. BlackBerry believes that the companies benefit from technologies that BlackBerry has patented.