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

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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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posted on 06 Sep 2013, 18:49

1. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Whatsapp is better

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 18:51 5

2. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 19:57 1

5. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 20:10 3

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Nothing wrong with choices. Some people still enjoy BBM.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 21:24 2

7. buccob (Posts: 2736; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Good to hear you preaching Android's philosophy. Choices

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 23:54

8. tatail (Posts: 259; Member since: 08 Jan 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 19:08

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Get 'her done!

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 19:20

4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 404; Member since: 12 Nov 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.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 01:09

9. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 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!

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 01:12

10. jonartpop (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 02:30

11. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

BBM is about to die...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:40

12. yapsta56 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 08:11

13. Armor (Posts: 52; Member since: 06 Dec 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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