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BlackBerry Messenger to hit Android and iOS June 27th (or not)

0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2013, 11:46 posted on

We've known for a bit now that BlackBerry Messenger is going cross-platform and will release and app for Android and iOS, but so far, we've only known that it would be coming "this summer". Now, word out of T-Mobile UK is giving the exact release date when you can expect to see BBM: June 27th...

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posted on 06 Jun 2013, 11:52 7

1. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


BBM on my iPhone, im gonna try it out

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:26 1

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iMessage is already on the iPhone.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 14:01 2

12. buccob (Posts: 1052; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


thats nice... but since the majority of the world (including myself) uses Android... iMessage is only good for about 25% of my contact list... the rest of us uses:

Whatsapp rules... (even though its a bit crappy on iOS)

then there is Hangouts (gTalk was better)

and then Viber is getting tracktion...

all of those are multi-platform
nice to have another option though

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 14:17 5

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5330; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Problem is imessage is not a cross platform service

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 19:45 1

16. jroc74 (Posts: 4086; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Dont bother trying to introduce logic to that guy....

You made an excellent point.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 02:43

21. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Not everyone whos in my life, uses an iphone. Only a fraction of my friends n family have itoys like me, most of them uses BlackBerry (by d way im frm South Africa, wher most ppl prefer BB bcos u save on data charges, data is still very very expensive here), so i hardly use iMessage

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 11:59 3

2. msa1988 (Posts: 411; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


BBM is going to hit all platforms before Viber hits BB10. RIP Viber, we're all going elsewhere.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:12 2

4. aco96 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I won't be alive when calling feature on Viber hits Symbian xD

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:18 3

6. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


My deepest sympathy to those who thought BBM is a exclusive privilgage only to Blackberry users.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:58 1

8. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


anyone know if bbm can send video files and pics better than android native app? similar to how imessage reduces resolution/file size automatically....? this would be huge now that it will be a crossfunctional application!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 13:23 1

9. ideal_josh (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


I recently stopped using a Blackberry and yes it reduces pictures, to a bit toooo low on quality to like 25kb. and videos do no reduce quality or convert. plus u can also send songs. And You cannot send a file more than 10mb or so. Hope I helped

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 21:08

17. x78_nothing (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


with BB10 (Z10/Q10) you can tap HQ icon request for High Quality so it doesn't reduces the quality

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 22:03

19. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


So it kind of sucks when compared to WhatsApp?

heh, that was kind of unexpected.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 21:24

22. x78_nothing (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


i rarely use WA on my Z10, less secure and no screen share feature, no channel..

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 13:36 5

10. rawbow (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i'll pass, whats app rules

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 13:41 2

11. Hashimz (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Is this some kind of a sick joke!BBM..no way.we are satisfied with what we have.both iOS and android.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 19:28

15. eman99 (Posts: 193; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


I would definitely get it

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 21:11

18. x78_nothing (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


around 36% of android users still stuck on GB, only 27% on JB. BBM only works on Android 4.0/1 or above or IOS 6 or above.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 22:06

20. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


You forgot ICS user who also get to use this.
Not that it matters much, most other messaging alternatives run on GB just fine, so I doubt Android users will be missing out anything of great importance.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 15:02

23. tjourney2006 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Don't put that garbage on my phone. blackberry blows

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