BlackBerry Messenger for iOS was submitted two weeks ago, now awaiting approval

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS was submitted two weeks ago, now awaiting approval
We have been patiently awaiting the release of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS. BlackBerry has said that the app would launch in the summer, and since there are just over two weeks left in summer, that means the app should be hitting soon. Now, we finally have official word from BlackBerry itself about the app and the release plans.

It seems that BlackBerry submitted the BBM app to Apple two weeks ago, and it is currently waiting on approval before going live in the App Store. There's no way of knowing exactly when that will happen, but it could be any day now. And, given that there is no approval process for submission to Google Play, it would be reasonable to assume that once the app goes live in Apple's App Store, BlackBerry will add it to Google Play so the app launches on the same day for both platforms.

BBM for Android has been in beta for a while now, so we would hope that any bugs have been squashed. From the various leaks, we do know that the app looks pretty solid, the only features that will be missing at launch will be BBM Voice, BBM Video and screen sharing, which are planned to be added in the fall.

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13 Comments

1. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

NO THANKS Whatsapp is better

2. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Nope. BBM is actually far better than Whatsapp. It's one of those things you really havta try to actually know how. One area where Whatsapp is better is data sharing cap, in BBM u cant share a file bigger than 6mb.

5. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

sorry, wrong! once BBM up to multiplatform, whatsapp getting a cheaper chat. whatsapp never bring big improvement since three years ago. rather you pick line or wechat, it offers specific feature.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nothing wrong with choices. Some people still enjoy BBM.

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Good to hear you preaching Android's philosophy. Choices

8. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Sorry to tell you (I use whatsapp everyday) WhatsAPP doesn't even come close to how good BBM is. BBM has so many features and options that you can't find it on any other messenger.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Get 'her done!

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Let's see how it competes with other IMs, with Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk, etc.. out there. I hope it'll be light weight yet feature rich like Whatsapp.

9. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

As an Android user, (and a BlackBerry fan), I say bring it! I'm ready to dump WhatsApp and make my way back to BBM. All my friends will follow. Far superior of a platform!

10. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I love BBM. But it's too bad that some of my friends who still use GingerBread can't enjoy the app.

11. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

BBM is about to die...

12. yapsta56

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

The only people this seems good for are the people that abandoned blackberry for an android handset or an iPhone.

13. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

BBM is by far the best IM. They were the first and it is still the best. Just give it a try and you will see why!!!

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