BlackBerry Lists Benefits of BBM While iMessage Spam Rises

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BlackBerry is pointing fingers and laughing at Apple’s expense. The Waterloo-based company this week posted a cheeky blog post highlighting a rather unfortunate new stat about Apple’s iMessage. Turns out the messaging service is susceptible to spam messages; the platform reportedly accounts for 30-percent of mobile spam, according to a recent report.

BlackBerry seizes the opportunity to say how terrific BBM, which is now available on other platforms, is in comparison. I have been on and off iOS over the past two years, and haven’t noticed a single instance of spam. But that doesn’t mean other users aren’t experiencing those issues.

BlackBerry lists five reasons arguing why iMessage users should switch. The first, and BlackBerry’s biggest reason, is that iMessage is inherently vulnerable because the platform uses a person’s phone number and/or Apple ID.

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BlackBerry seizes the opportunity to say how terrific BBM, which is now available on other platforms, is in comparison. I have been on and off iOS over the past two years, and haven’t noticed a single instance of spam. But that doesn’t mean other users aren’t experiencing those issues.

BlackBerry lists five reasons arguing why iMessage users should switch. The first, and BlackBerry’s biggest reason, is that iMessage is inherently vulnerable because the platform uses a person’s phone number and/or Apple ID.

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There are some new features coming to iMessage this fall with the arrival of iOS 8, though there’s still no direct way to block unknown spammers. With reports coming out suggesting the problem is becoming more rampant across the platform, hopefully Apple does something soon to address this. Hit the source to see the other pros BlackBerry lists for BBM.

Source: BLACKBERRY

Subhankar Dutta

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