|Jun 6, 2013, 10:29 AM||#1|
BlackBerry Messenger Reportedly Coming to iOS June 27 [Updated]
Last month, BlackBerry announced that it would be bringing its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to iOS and Android this summer, seeking to strengthen its existing network of 60 million monthly active users with a broader cross-platform messaging solution.
SlashGear now points to a Tweet from T-Mobile UK claiming that BBM will be launching on iOS and Android on June 27.
In an interview with CNET yesterday, BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear also revealed that the company is in talks with other handset makers to offer BBM preloaded on their devices. Apple obviously would not agree to such a deal, but it seems that certain Android handsets may soon come with built-in support for the service.
Update 8:46 AM: Business Insider reports that the June 27 date is incorrect, with a source calling the claim "bogus".
Update 11:25 AM: BlackBerry has confirmed to Mashable that the June 27 date tweeted by T-Mobile UK is incorrect.
Article Link: BlackBerry Messenger Reportedly Coming to iOS June 27 [Updated]
|Jun 6, 2013, 10:37 AM||#10|
Keep it in the app store for those that want it. I for one won't be using it.
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|Jun 6, 2013, 10:39 AM||#16|
|Jun 6, 2013, 10:40 AM||#18|
Happy with iMessage, and Whatsapp, and Hangouts.
iMessage has been rock solid for me and my buddies (a chunk of whom switched from Blackberries). Regardless of attachments sent. Being able to reply to messages from my computer is also a massive bonus.
BBM needed to be out before iMessage launched. You snooze you lose.
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Last edited by daneoni; Jun 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM.
|Jun 6, 2013, 10:41 AM||#20|
BBM is a highly reliable, highly secure, fully featured messaging system. I agree that they should have done this sooner but the fact remains we will soon have access to another excellent option for messaging.
I'll be downloading it.
|Jun 6, 2013, 10:44 AM||#23|
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