BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS may not arrive until September

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:

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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10 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why BlackBerry is always LATE?

3. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

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

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

....so more games and apps will be coming soon. This isn't the end of BlackBerry.

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 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!!

4. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 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

7. wendygarett unregistered

Anybody know how to sideload bbm to android?

8. stulla

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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

9. jonartpop

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

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

10. Muzammil

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

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