BBM for Windows Phone was sighted in the market place some days ago, but was marked as a private beta. Windows Phone users who have been begging for the BBM for Windows Phone app as BlackBerry proclaimed in a recent blog post “We’ve gotten an incredible number of requests for BBM to come to Windows Phone,” can now sign up for the BBM for Windows Phone beta. The BBM for Windows Phone makes use of the Windows Phone user interface focusing on three areas: Contacts, Chats and Feeds. Windows Phone users have the ability to pin a contact to the Start menu for easy access. Just like the Android and iOS version, BBM for Windows Phone users can chat with one or many BBM contacts, share pictures, voice notes, contacts and location. If you are fond of BlackBerry’s stickers, BBM Voice, BBM Channels and location sharing powered by Glympse, the beta version still lacks these features.
According to a post by Jeff Gadway, “When it comes to design, we’ve heard users asking for a native experience that matches the experience they’re accustomed to on their phone. I’m excited to announce with this release of BBM for Windows Phone we will be moving to a more familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI.” You can sign up for access to the limited beta today, or wait for the scheduled for a release this month.