Never mind the notion that the Blackberry Messenger ship has failed — let’s talk about the fact that Blackberry tried so hard to force a user interface on us that didn’t feel like it belonged in the first place. Even if you still value BBM as a respectable messaging service, you probably have reservations about its UI. Their goal was to build an identity and brand with their BBOS user interface.
Thankfully Blackberry seems to be taking a 360-degree turn and changing their ways. The company discussed the app at the Blackberry Security Summit this week, and when asked why Windows Phone received a “homely” UI compared to the BBOS-like clones on iOS and Android they responded by saying the latest changes in their vision prompted the need to create user interfaces native to each respective platform.
“You can expect to see that manifest itself in our Android and iPhone BBM apps,” said president John Sims. It’s certainly a long time coming, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with. Unfortunately Blackberry didn’t give a time frame as to when these updates would be available, but we can tell you it can’t come soon enough.