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Did you know that BBM was on BlackBerry devices before Twitter was released , before Facebook allowed public sign up and before iPhone or android were available? The BlackBerry Messenger can surely be credited for defining mobile messaging and last week, BlackBerry announced that it will make it available to a much wider audience by releasing it on iPhone and Android within the next month or two.

I had the honor of sitting down with Gary Klassen, the man behind creating the very first version of BBM. His vision and enthusiasm for tech make him very much unlike the suits you see in a corporate world. Here’s what this man with a plan had to say during my interview with him at the BlackBerry Live conference last week.

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