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Blackberry unveils details of BBM for Android Wear

Blackberry has shared some early details about its plan to bring Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to wearable devices.

The Ontario-based mobile communications company unveiled the plans at CES 2015, alongside the launch of the newly redesigned Blackberry Passport.

With a release slated for early 2015, BBM for wearables will allow users to access the key features of the service, including sending and accepting messages, without accessing their smartphone.

The interface will also incorporate Google’s voice recognition software, Google Voice, to allow users to dictate messages.

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The platform will be supported by a wide variety of watches that support Android Wear, available from a range of manufacturers.

"BlackBerry is committed to listening to our customers and integrating new features and partners to improve the BBM Chat experience," said Herman Li, Senior Vice President, BBM Engineering and Product Management, BlackBerry.

He added: "The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies."

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