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

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

The release will be available on smartphones only, and you'll need to be running Android 4.0 or higher, or iOS 6 or higher. 

One note though, it looks like T-Mobile UK wasn't supposed to give out the info that it did, because the original tweet has been deleted. The tweet simply said, "Great news - BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on iOS and Android from June 27th! :)" So, we'll have to wait for confirmation on this. 

*Update* BlackBerry has denied the leak. A spokesman for the company has released this statement:

source: @T-Mobile UK (deleted) via The Verge & The Next Web



1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

BBM on my iPhone, im gonna try it out

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

iMessage is already on the iPhone.

12. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 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

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Problem is imessage is not a cross platform service

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Dont bother trying to introduce logic to that guy.... You made an excellent point.

21. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

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

4. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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

6. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

8. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 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!!!

9. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 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

17. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

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

19. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

So it kind of sucks when compared to WhatsApp? heh, that was kind of unexpected.

22. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

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

10. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i'll pass, whats app rules

11. Hashimz

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Is this some kind of a sick joke! way.we are satisfied with what we have.both iOS and android.

15. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

I would definitely get it

18. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 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.

20. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

23. tjourney2006

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

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