Once upon a time, BlackBerry represented the best business communications name in the business. No one came close to the amazing QWERTY keyboard on its devices, but the introduction of the Apple iPhone threw management into a tizzy. As late as May 2008, co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said, "The most exciting mobile trend is full QWERTY keyboards. I'm sorry, it really is. I'm not making this up."
BlackBerry Manager, though, is still a highly regarded suite of social messaging capabilities, although last month the word was that BBM Video, screen sharing and BBM Voice would not be available on the iOS and Android app when it first launches, and will be added to the apps in a few weeks after the initial launch.
Earlier tonight (Monday) we told you about a tweet from Samsung Nigeria that reports that the Korean OEM will have a three-month exclusive on BBM for Android when it first launches on Friday. But a television ad that appeared on Canadian television during The Amazing Race said that "BBM is coming soon to iPhone and Android," and adds that those interested should register at BBM.com.