BlackBerry promised that BBM for Android and iPhone would be available ‘before the end of the summer‘ and it looks like they’ll possibly deliver.
Summer actually ends on September 21st and according to a Tweet by Samsung Mobile Nigeria, BBM for Android will be released on Friday, September 20th – plus that they’ll have some sort of 3-month exclusivity on the messaging service. There’s no word if this agreement is limited to Nigeria only, or if BBM for Android will be available to all to download. What is known is that BBM for Android will work on devices running OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.
Hopefully BlackBerry sheds some more light on the pending release of both BBM for iPhone and Android.
Update: BlackBerry has responded to this Tweet. According to CrackBerry, Victoria Berry, BBM Communications Director at BlackBerry, stated “The excitement around the upcoming BBM launch on iPhone and Android devices seems to know no bounds. Although I’m a big fan of this passion, I want to clarify that no one will have an exclusive on offering BBM. We’ll be bringing the app to Android and iPhone users across the globe soon.”