Blackberry announced that Blackberry Messenger (BBM) was coming to Android and iOS ‘this summer’ at their developer conference back in May, but since then there has not been much in the way of further information on release dates.
There was a Beta build out in the wild a couple of months back, but it seems that Blackberry Messenger be released very soon. User manuals for both Android and iOS have been found, pointing to an imminent release; possibly as soon as at IFA along with all the other new toys.
If you’re keen to have a look at the manuals they’re available via Crackberry, but be warned there’s very little by way of pictures so if you’re looking to see what the app will look like you may need to look elsewhere.
It’s another messaging platform to have running on your phone, chewing battery, using data and displaying notifications on your screen. While it’s lovely that Blackberry are delivering this to users outside the Blackberry platform I’m afraid I think it’s too little too late from Blackberry, after all we’ve got Hangouts now!
Will you try BBM, or has Blackberry left their run too late?