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Looking back at the last 10 years of BBM

BBM / 07.30.15 / Matthew Talbot

This week marks an important milestone. Saturday is the 10th anniversary of the birth of BBM, and it has left many of us reflecting on how far we’ve come. What started as a simple PIN-to-PIN, text-only, BlackBerry smartphone instant messaging solution has become a thriving, cross-platform global social network with text, visual and animated messages, money transfer options, secure video meetings, and an incredibly engaged community.

As part of the week-long celebration, we’ve asked the team about their favorite milestones and moments. Here are some of the most impactful events in BBM history:


Matthew Talbot

About Matthew Talbot

I am the Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. I have extensive International Management, Sales and Marketing background in Mobility and Cloud technologies, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Content in both a “Start-Up” and Public company environment. This includes stints as a senior executive at SAP, Sybase, Mobile 365 and others.