BBM for Android and iPhone release date confirmed


BlackBerry has confirmed the release
date for BBM for Android and iOS. In
a statement to the press BlackBerry
outlined the release date for both
platforms as well as some of the
features we’ll see once the IM client
goes live.
BBM for Android will get a release
date on September 21 and the IM
client will come to Apple’s iPhone on
September 22.
“BBM is a very engaging messaging
service that is simple to use, easy to
personalize and has an immediacy
that is necessary for mobile
communications,” said Andrew
Bocking, Executive Vice President for
BBM at BlackBerry.
“With more than a billion Android,
iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in
the market, and no dominant mobile
messaging platform, this is
absolutely the right time to bring
BBM to Android and iPhone
BBM for iPhone and Android will
initially include chat, photo and
voice note sharing, multi-person
chats with up to 30 people, and the
ability to post status updates and
personal messages. However,
BlackBerry says the apps will get
BBM Channels in a future updates.
Although there’s still no word on
when it is coming to Windows
BlackBerry highlighted the following
features of BBM inside the release:
BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate
conversations with friends on
Android, iPhone and BlackBerry
smartphones. Not only does BBM let
you know that your message has
been delivered and read, it also
shows you that your friend is
responding to the message.
More than chat – With BBM you can
share files on your phone such as
photos and voice notes, all in an
Keep your group in the loop –
Multi-person chats are a great way
to invite contacts to chat together.
BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30
friends to chat together, and go a
step further than multi-chat by
sharing photos and schedules. And,
with Broadcast Message, you can
send a message out to all your BBM
contacts at once.
Post Updates and stay in the know
– BBM lets you post a personal
message, profile picture and your
current status, and lets your contacts
know instantly in Updates.
Your unique PIN – Every BBM user
has a unique PIN that maintains
your privacy, so you don’t have to
give out your phone number or email
address to a new or casual contact.
And here’s some pictures of what
BBM for Android and iOS will look


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