BlackBerry accidentally posts landing page for BBM for Android and iOS

BlackBerry accidentally posts landing page for BBM for Android and iOS
At this point, there are two ways to view the leaks that we've seen about the Android and iOS BlackBerry Messenger app: 1) BlackBerry is filled with incompetent employees; or, 2) BlackBerry is intentionally leaking bits in order to drum up a little bit of interest and media attention. We're really hoping it's the second option, but given the state of the company, it's hard to say that the first option would be much of a surprise.

Recently, we saw that BlackBerry "accidentally" posted the user manuals for the Android and iOS versions of BBM, but pulled the posts quickly. Today, the page which has been the sign-up site for info on the cross platform BlackBerry Messenger was changed to a page that said "BBM for Android and iPhone is here." Of course, the download links didn't work. 

The page did have some interesting info though: most importantly, BBM Voice, BBM Video and screen sharing features will not be available in the apps at launch, but are expected to be added in updates this fall. No word on exactly when BBM for Android and iOS will launch, but it will be sometime in the next few weeks. 

source: BlackBerry via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Ive never had the chance to personally try BBM but it sounds pretty cool. Cant wait to try it! I know this is pretty random in this article but GALAXY NOTE III FTW BABYYY!!!!!!! Super Excited to retire my NOTE II

9. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Blackberry was and even today is kind of a big deal in my country... it became a trend and the BBM service was the solution against high SMS prices... all of this way before other chat services became relevant... I can tell you that BBM had the potential to be the leading chat service at some point... but the lack of vision of BB team turned it into failure... Today Whatsapp brings along most of the functionality of BBM, feels better designed (for Android) and the only thing missing is the "call" feature... but you can do that with Viber, Hangouts, Skype, Google Voice (in the US)... So BBM has no advantage anymore... Blackberry should have released a device with front facing camera back in early 2011 and make Video Chatting available for BBM way before iOS and Gtalk... but like I said... lack of vision

2. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

In my country (Indonesia) most people still uses Blackberry as their phones, hence BBM is still a popular messenger service. Therefore I am eagerly waiting for BBM to be launched in Play Store (android), as now I am not using Blackberry anymore but many of my friends and colleagues is still using it. So, just launch the d*mn thing already man!

3. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

I would like to believe it's 2) BlackBerry is intentionally leaking bits in order to drum up a little bit of interest and media attention.

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

die die die!!!

5. frazaco11

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

It will be cool to try my hand on it here(Nigeria) where majority of my friends are on bb. I never used one, I bought one for my fiancee though

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1109; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The BlackBerry craze in Nigeria is slowly but steadily wavering so the fun is not gonna be as it would had they done this years past. Glad to see a Nigerian mate here though.

7. frazaco11

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Me too brother

8. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Hey bro! I'm Nigerian and I visit this site on daily basis. Surely BB is slowly fading away in Naija but a lot of people still own BB devices and BBM is still very relevant to most. I have Bold 5 (9900) and Galaxy note. Ofcos android blows BB out of the water but my BB is still useful. I'm reluctant to upgrade to Q10 or Z10 as the both didn't appeal to me. However, I can't wait to have bbm on android. That will hasten my desire to get GS4 and then dispose off my bold5.

10. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

Almost thought I was the only naija man here!!!!! Nice to see you guys. BB had the opportunity but they messed up big time. Software hardware integration is crappy. Ever freezing OS 7. Got the Z10 but I am grossly pissed. That's my last BB bbm or not!!!!! I have a note 2 and you need to see me smile when I use it. sofware 100 percent. Hardware super fantastic. I am willing to try the windows Lumia phone. As for BB I have said my bye bye.

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