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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS may not arrive until September

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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS may not arrive until September
When BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins first dropped the news that BlackBerry Messenger would be making its way to Android and iOS, he said it would be released this summer. But, after that announcement, there was no word from BlackBerry on the app except to deny a rumor that the app would be released on June 27th. Now, it seems that BBM may not arrive until September.

The news comes from Sunil Lalvani, managing director of BlackBerry India, who said on the subject:
The service is coming to Android this summer. But summer as per North America, where it remains till September.

Lalvani did say that the app would be released before the end of September, so it would be really cutting it close in terms of being released in "summer". Summer ends on September 21st, and it seems that BlackBerry is going to push that deadline to the limit on this. 

You may also notice that Lalvani did not mention anything about the iOS app, but it is assumed that the iOS version will land at the same time as the Android app. Or, at least so far we haven't heard anything to the contrary. 

source: IBN Live via GSMArena

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posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:46 5

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Why BlackBerry is always LATE?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:14 1

3. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


the world has already moved on with much better apps..

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:18

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nah, their BlackBerry App World is still growing, but it's just growing slowly.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:25

6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


....so more games and apps will be coming soon.

This isn't the end of BlackBerry.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:10 2

2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Damn! I was looking forward to deleting WhatsApp any day now, going to have to wait. They need to get this app out A.S.A.P!!

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:17 1

4. Kal-el (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


they're dumb the sooner the release the better it is for them the more devices it gets the sooner they get royalties and better for business...the longer they wait the less interested people get and some will just stick with whatsapp. Look at Z10 .....took forever and got screwed

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 17:38

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Anybody know how to sideload bbm to android?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 20:35

8. stulla (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


i want every company to do well...monopoly can't be good so wish bb the best

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:37

9. jonartpop (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Ugh come on I want this app so badly on my Android phone.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:35 1

10. Muzammil (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I'm really wait of it .. I love someone . I know only her BBM pin

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