BBM for iOS, Android gets launch window

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in a quarterly financial results call that BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android development is on track

July 1, 2013
Thorsten Heins

The iOS and Android versions of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) are on track to be launched “before the end of the summer”, according to BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins.

Heins announced the Android and iOS apps for BBM at the BlackBerry Live conference in Florida during May, but a launch date was not confirmed until a quarterly results call on Friday (28 June 2013).

There were rumours floating around that BlackBerry would launch the app on its competitors’ platforms on 27 June 2013, but this proved to be false.

Heins re-iterated that Android and iOS would only receive the “core BBM experience”, while BlackBerry 10 would remain the premier platform for the messaging service.

In May, Heins said that the first version of the new apps will include multi-person chats, voice note sharing, and BlackBerry groups.

“Feature parity” between BBM on BlackBerry 10 and multi-platform BBM will be coming later, Heins said, with BBM Voice, Video, Screen Share, and Channels eventually making their way to the Android and iOS apps.

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Tags: Active, BBM Android, BBM iOS, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Thorsten Heins

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