BlackBerry Messenger for Android coming June 27

June 6, 2013
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BlackBerry Messenger looks like it will be arriving for Android users on June 27th. We have yet to see the official confirmation from BlackBerry, however the June 27th date seems to keep popping up with this latest mention coming from T-Mobile UK. The carrier shared the date on Twitter and in addition to the Android release, it looks like iOS users will also be able to join in on the fun that same day.

The details were on the lighter side and the message reads as follows;

"Great news - BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on iOS and Android from June 27th!"

Looking back at the earlier BBM related leaks and chatter and we have noticed the previous Twitter account that shared the date has since been removed. We wouldn't expect that to happen with the T-Mobile UK page, however we must remember that date is still unconfirmed until we hear something direct from BlackBerry.

Otherwise, other recent BBM chatter included talk of the app being pre-loaded on select Android handsets. This bit came by way of BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear. The COO said “there is interest from other handset makers," but unfortunately failed to provide any specifics.

With that, BBM for Android will allow for cross-platform chatting however some of the initial features will be limited as compared to what BlackBerry users have. Some of the missing items will include group chat, voice calling and screen sharing. As far as support, BBM for Android will be available for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

The real question here will be as to whether BBM will receive a warm welcome or a cold shoulder when it arrives in the Play Store. Not to say BBM isn't a viable option, but there happens to be quite a few alternatives already available and in use.

[Update] Looks like that T-Mobile UK tweet has since been deleted. In addition, BlackBerry has released a statement saying they haven't "announced a date" and that BBM for Android is "coming this summer."

VIA: SlashGear


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  • Hothfox

    If that’s really how it’s going to look, that’s just horrendous. I don’t actually talk to anyone who still has a Blackberry anyway, so I just use SMS or the Hangouts app.

    • Rayus Maxus

      good for you, but there are many people in prehistoric countries that we use that sh.. and it is useful for work purposes that’s the only reason that I keep this rotten piece of sh.. BB phone, I love my android tablet nexus 10 and all latest android phones as samsung s4 and the samsung note 3.

      • alien

        lol damn same ere bru it is a rotten piece of shi* that i also keep for bbm! cant wait till it come out for android and i can throw this shi*

  • WatDaFuckIsWrongWitYoFaceNigga

    My android phone runs on 2.2 froyo. That sucks.

    • jorgy

      Upgrade it

    • BROeTaL

      Mine 2.1-Up1… T_T

  • delan

    Kenapa harus blackberry messenger knpa ga android messenger gtu biar pas,
    Ga kreatif nih…

  • Oscar Yudha Senna

    will try this app on bluestacks , due my phone OS still gingerbread

  • danman

    I have 4.1.2 so i’m safe wooh ! ;)

  • jac

    4.0.4 woaahhh in safe yeah!

  • Banveet

    Waiting :)

  • moses rebong

    liaaaarrr!!!

  • crazy

    ok what time to open blackberry messenger tell me plz
    i wait 4 days

    and I have 4.1.1 so i’m safe wooh ! ;)

  • Adam

    It’s 27 juine and its not come wet

  • Sam

    what does evry1 mean by 4.1.4 ? wats mine how do i find out wat mine is ?

    • sgdfhsfh

      dumbass….

  • raj

    June 27 this year???

  • HMA.95

    Its the 28th now still not working …

  • mega

    I don’t found it now

  • mega

    Plz answer me if any one have s3mini and want to install bbm