BBM for Android and BBM for iOS are coming sooner than we expected. BlackBerry Representative told International Business Times that BlackBerry has “not announced a new timeline in terms of when BBM will come to Android and Apple devices.” but says its team is still “working around the clock” for a new release date.
BlackBerry originally said that it would release a cross-platform version of BBM sometime “this summer” that would allow users to message between Android, iPhone and the company’s own BB10 operating systems.
BlackBerry later clarified that it meant the “North American” definition of summer, thereby giving BBM for Android and iPhone a Sept. 21 release date. The week before Sept. 21, BlackBerry announced that BBM for Android and iPhone would release over the weekend, but the rollout was troubled, and eventually canceled because an official unofficial Android version was leaked.
BlackBerry Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben said the issues that caused have been fixed.
Boulben told Reuters yesterday that the BlackBerry Messenger apps for iOS and Android will launch “within days.”
In a letter published by BlackBerry on social media and in 30 newspapers around the world assuring customers, “you can continue to count on us.” And they “There are already around six million customers pre-registered to be notified of our roll out,” and the list is increasing everyday.
I heard the BBM for android and iOS BBM app is expected to have features like messaging and groups, with voice, screen share, video, and other features but we would soon find out when its launched.