BBM vs iMessage

BBM is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time. BlackBerry offers a family of products that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises. The new eBBM Suite works with BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry enterprise solution.
iMessage lets you send messages back and forth with anyone on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or a Mac. If you’re a texter, you’ll love Messages on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Now they all come with iMessage, a service that’s an even better kind of texting. Because it’s free for you and anyone texting over Wi-Fi using an iOS device or Mac with iMessage.
Comparing BBM vs iMessage is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like BBM has more user-friendly interface than iMessage because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that iMessage is more popular than BBM

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Apple enters customer service arena with iOS Business Chat (in 2017)
- iMessage and FaceTime get two-factor authentication (in 2015)
- BBM gets web-conferencing feature (in 2014)
- BlackBerry adds self-destructing messages to BBM (in 2014)
- BlackBerry launching an encrypted version of BBM (in 2014)
- Yahoo! MSN adds Mac IM interoperability (in 2006)
- Business IM added to BlackBerry mix (in 2003)

Looks like BBM was recently more active than iMessage (at least in our news).