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BBM For iOS & Android Rumoured To Release On Sept. 20th

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Blackberry’s long overdue BBM app for iOS, that was offered to select beta testers last month and was reportedly submitted to Apple for approval a few weeks ago, is now rumoured to release at a BlackBerry event scheduled for Sept. 20th in Jakarta, Indonesia (via CrackBerry). An apparently official invite to the “BBM For Everyone” event is shown below.

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Furthermore, CrackBerry has received a number of emails from reliable sources that suggest the date is indeed correct. Here’s how it’s all going to go down by order of launch timing:

  • 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 out after full App Store deployment
  • Saturday, Sept 21st: BBM on iOS becomes available 12:01am EST in local time zones

Head of the BlackBerry Software Portfolio Vivek Bhardwaj has previously announced that the BBM app will only work on iPhones running iOS 6 or higher, while not ruling out a potential BBM iPad app in the near future.

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  • David

    But who will you talk to with BBM, is anyone still using them? 🙂

  • **crickets**

  • rob0302

    Making this a cross platform app was a bad idea 5 years ago (would have lost the BBM addict crowd then), and it’s a bad idea now (the BBM addict crowd is too small to measure now). Of all my contacts, only 2 are still on a Blackberry, and that’s only because it’s paid for by their work.

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