BBM will soon be a pre-installed app on select Android devices

It seems BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.

Jolla smartphone to launch in Finland on November 27

Smartphone users in Finland will soon have a new device to choose from once Jolla, a company born from Nokia's abandoned projects and employees, releases its first smartphone in two weeks' time. While the device runs its own mobile platform, called Sailfish OS, it might be interesting even to Android users on both a hardware and software perspective.

Blackberry CEO says jumping to Android ‘inappropriate’ right now

With all the trouble Blackberry is having, the say answer seems to be for them to make Android devices. There are no licensing fees to worry about, and very little maintenance should they choose to run stock Android. The build quality of Blackberry hardware has always been top-notch, so we’re sure they’d move units, maybe even better than with their own OS.
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