Sam Biddle, writing in Gizmodo:
If Apple bought the entire BBM team (and hell, maybe the servers it uses too) and subsumed the whole operation within iMessage, iMessage would no longer be an uneven blemish. iMessage could be fast, reliable, smooth—everything we want it to be—combining Apple’s design divinity with the workhorse functionality of BBM. It’d be great for us to use. Your mobile chat would both look good and work well, and some smart people from up north at RIM would keep their jobs.