BlackBerry denies 27 June release date for BBM on iOS, Android

Recently, 27 June was outed as the launch date for BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android. T-Mobile’s UK Twitter feed delivered the news, tweeting, “BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on iOS and Android from June 27th! :)” along with an alleged photograph of BBM on a Samsung Galaxy S4.

The tweet was later deleted, however and spoke to BlackBerry for more information. “While there have been reports that BBM will be available to iOS and Android on [27 June], this is not accurate. We will communicate an update as soon as we have an availability date to share.”

Previously it was understood that BBM would launch for non-BlackBerry devices “this summer, subject to approval by the Apple App Store and Google Play”, according to the device-maker. 

Historically, mobile networks know of launches for services that may affect its network performance or sales far ahead of time. As such, its not unlikely that T-Mobile’s “leaked” date of 27 June, if not eventually shown to be accurate despite BlackBerry’s denial, is a good indicator that a launch will be around that time.

by Nate Lanxon


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