BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) messenger service boasts 60 million users, and it may be one of the best things the smartphone maker still has going for it. A recent tweet suggested that on June 27, BBM service will become available on both Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android as a free app. But whether the report was the result of an over-eager tweeter or more mismanagement by the company, fans have been once again disappointed, prompting the question of whether BlackBerry can regain control of its own fate.
In the following video, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the original story and how it may affect the future of the once-dominant smartphone maker.
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