August 22, 2013 11:07am
BlackBerry will be releasing BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) to Android and iOS soon. The company stated it would hit users sometime “before the end of the summer,” and the app is currently in testing within the BlackBerry Beta Zone.
A slight step forward has happened as both user guides have found its place online. These give the usual outline and finer details of how to effectively use BBM to its fullest potential, including how to invite people to BBM, how to send messages, enabling group chats, plus understanding the famous BBM sent, delivered and read icons.
BBM for Android will require OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher and BBM for the iPhone is compatible for those running iOS6 or higher. In addition, a splash page has also been created, but quickly removed from the web. Apparently there was a link that directed people to download the app in the respected app stores – so we might see them released at the same time. Earlier rumours indicated a possible release late August or within the first week of September.
Update: The link to BBM for Android and iOS can be found here, but the actual download links to iTunes or Google Play are not available yet.