One of leading factors of a BlackBerry is of course its native BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) & with the refreshment of core operating system BB10 the company aims to add more richness to the messenger as well. The Jakarta Post reported that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is planning on taking BBM beyond just text into E-commerce. Below is the statement from Heins:
“Think about transacting money. This is one element in which you could have a huge BBM population in Indonesia transferring money from one partner to another,” he said. Heins added that the heavy usage of BBM by BlackBerry smartphone owners in Indonesia made the country “so important” as an “innovation ground for BBM”.
What more features will BBM have on BB10? Only time will say 😉