In this article we will shed some light on the pros and cons of the two majors BBM and Whatsapp for instant messaging.
Rumors were being spread and the #BBM tag was trending on both Facebook and twitter. But all the expectations and also the BBM fans waiting for the release were turned down when the BBM launch date was postponed.
Most of the people could not believe the lame excuses the developer gave for the delay. Suddenly the #BBM disappeared and in the last week BBM quietly made its debut avoiding the last time fuss.
So, now Whatsapp or BBM, most of android and iOS users would agree with Whatsapp. But the all the pros and cons of both should be weighed without any reservations.
WhatsApp or BBM, we will first weigh the pros of both of them
- Both are available for free download for iOS and android app stores.
- Both of them have almost the same options for sharing attachments like images or voice messages.
- Give the users message delivery status reports.
- Unlimited messages of unlimited length can be sent. No limit.
- Can update status and post status images.
So WhatsApp or BBM?? Have a look below
|Price||Free for 1 year, after that $1/yr (android)Onetime charge and after that lifetime free(iPhone)**||Free for life for iOS as well as android users.|
But will be included shortly in future updates as is promised by the developer.
|Easy of adding friends||Very Easy as contacts as scanned.||Not so easy as your friends should provide their BBM pin and also should add you to their friend list.|
|Ease of changing the Mobile.||Does not affect, as the user is registered by the mobile number.||You will have to start all over again as the BBM pin is hard coded to the device itself.|
|Compatible with iPads.||No. As iPads does not support SIM card.||Yes. Fully compatible as pin assigned to the device.|
|Cross-platform compatibility||Supported on Windows, iOS, android, Symbian, BlackBerry.||Blackberry, iOS, android.|
**Note that Whatsapp is against posting Ads and charges for their services. BBM in future could push Ads to generate revenue.
Both are good for IM. Be sure before installing BBM that you are not going to change the handset in near future. Most android and iOS users exchanged their BBM pins through Whatsapp. The BBM app overall UI looks old and awkward to use.
So. Whatsapp or BBM, Whatsapp wins over BBM in my view and an overall restructuring of BBM is to be done. It’s not too long after the release of BBM and we should wait for future updates for the expected changes.WhatsApp or BBM confused??http://www.gadgetcluster.com/2013/10/whatsapp-or-bbm/http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/wvb.png?fit=965%2C316http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/wvb.png?resize=150%2C150 COMPUTERandroid,bbm,iOS,WhatsApp