Printed from http://www.electronista.com

BlackBerry Messenger for Android, iOS due this weekend

updated 03:42 pm EDT, Wed September 18, 2013

Android on Saturday, iOS on Sunday

The Android version of BlackBerry Messenger will go live on Saturday, September 21st, followed by an iOS release on Sunday, BlackBerry has confirmed. The launches may be timed to coincide with a rumored Friday event in Jakarta, Indonesia. Regardless, the apps will mark the first time BBM has expanded beyond BlackBerry devices.

Although BlackBerry has declined as a platform, BBM is still one of its most popular offerings. By extending BBM to other devices, the company may be hoping to achieve the popularity of other instant messaging services like WhatsApp, or at least increase the appeal of BlackBerry devices. BBM supports features such as group chat, emoticons, audio and video calls, voice notes, and file transfers.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News