- BlackBerry (BBRY) plans to make its BBM messaging service available on Microsoft's Windows Phone and Nokia's newly unveiled X phones.
- BlackBerry will launch BBM on Windows phones in the summer, with users being able to download it for free; the service will be available on the Nokia X as soon as the platform is launched.
- Since BBM became available for iPhones and Android late last year, the number of active users has topped 80M.
- BlackBerry announced the new BBM availability at the Mobile World Congress. (PR)
- Separately, BlackBerry will reportedly restore its popular function keys, including a trackpad, that it had abandoned in new models that were launched last year.
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