[UPDATE] BBM for Android said to be coming September 20th, iOS version launching the next day

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
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Through fake apps, rumored testing, and leaked user manuals, one thing remains consistent about Blackberry Messenger: we still don’t have it. The original promise was that we’d see it “before the end of summer”, but like most things RIM Blackberry, Thorsten Heins seems intent on pushing it right to the edge. Now, Crackberry is reporting they have a very specific timeframe for BBM rollout, and it’s coming to Android September 20th.

According to the dedicated Blackberry site, the rollout will happen like this:

  • Friday, Sept 20th, 7am EST: Android version published on Google Play
  • Friday, Sept 20th, 7am EST: BBM.com goes live
  • Friday, Sept 20th, 7am EST: CRM messages sent out to pre-registrants
  • Friday, Sept 20th, 7am EST: Follow-up CRM message sent after App Store deployment
  • Saturday, Sept 21st: BBM on iOS becomes available 12:01am EST in local time zones

While this is the most specific news we’ve seen regarding a true rollout, we’ll believe it when we see it. With news of a fragmented Blackberry poised to sell itself off piece by piece, we’re not excited to have yet another messenger service to adapt to, considering it could very well end up in Hangouts or WhatsApp.

[UPDATE] Blackberry makes it official. The launch will be the 21st for Android, not the 20th, as reported.

  • MasterMuffin

    First for Android, then for iOs? I like Blackberry :)

    • Dey Anand

      First for Android :)

    • Piyush

      You know that app has been submitted to apple three weeks ago.

      • MasterMuffin

        Yes I know, but Android still gets it first so I don’t care :P

        • Piyush

          ohh , the joy has been ruined its coming on 21st .

          • MasterMuffin

            Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :/

    • Obed David Perez Uri

      Mee tooo LLOL

  • Dey Anand

    atlast :)

  • ziplock9000

    No one cares about BBM

    • Matthew Apostolou

      Nice assumption there! A LOT of people care, actually! BBM was one of the only things great about Blackberry!
      1) It’s the most stable messaging platform today. Don’t expect failed message deliveries or delays like whatsapp, kik etc.
      2) All messages are encrypted (unlike whatsapp, where messages are sent in plaintext). Thus, it’s far more secure than other popular platforms
      3) It’s more private (While whatsapp shares your status updates/profile pics and often your phone number to all your contacts, BBM leaves the privacy in Your hands. The BBM Pin system is a brilliant system for close friends or temporary contacts
      4) BBM is far less resource-intensive than any other messaging platform. Naturally, it also uses less battery as a result

      Now you have been enlightened :) Give the system a chance before blindly rushing to your own biased, uninformed conclusions.

      • ziplock9000

        Dispute your great reply, it does not matter as its too late and no one cares!

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  • Sam

    any news on this ?? its past the time and nothing yet !!