BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins this morning on the company’s quarterly earnings call reminded us that BBM — that’s BlackBerry Messenger — will be available for Android and iOS “before the end of the summer.”
He didn’t give any further details, and it’s worth noting that summer officially is all of a week old.
We also saw Blackberry Canada page coming up with sign up for notification whenever this app gets launched in iOS & Android. For those who want to sign up can provide their email address in their form and Blackberry will definitely inform you when its available.
July 18, 2013
BBM for Android could arrive as late as end of September
This latest comes by way of Sunil Lalvani, the managing director at BlackBerry India. It seems Lalvani was asked about BBM for Android during a recent BlackBerry Q5 announcement event.
During that event he confirmed that BBM is “coming to Android this summer.” So far that is the same as what we had been hearing, however here is where the small clarification comes in. When pushed a bit further Lalvani said they are referring to “summer as per North America, where it remains till September.”
To understand this, it means BBM for Android will be available sometime before end of summer. Putting that with a date and we realise than BBM may not arrive till the end of September. But we still expect official announcement from Blackberry HQ.