BlackBerry Messenger will hit iOS and Android stores soon, but not on 27 June

BlackBerry Messenger will arrive at iOS and Android app stores at some point but not on 27 June

BlackBerry Messenger, a free messaging and social networking application for BlackBerry devices, will be coming to iOS and Android app stores at some point, but not on 27 June.

BBM: coming soon to iOS and AndroidBBM: coming soon to iOS and Android

US carrier T-Mobile sent out a new tweet saying: "Sorry folks, we got over-excited about the BBM app coming to Android/iOS. No specific availability date yet, stay tuned for details."

A BlackBerry spokeswoman issued a email statement in between the T-Mobile tweets disavowing the initial T-Mobile report. "We will communicate an update as soon as we have an availability date to share," the spokeswoman said.

She noted that when BBM for Android and iOS were announced on 14 May, the company said it would be available this summer, subject to approval by the Apple App Store and Google Play.

She didn't say whether the online stores have approved the app yet.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced BBM for devices running iOS 6 and above and Android Ice Cream Sandwich and above during the BlackBerry Live event on May 14. At the time, he said 60 million BBM customers send 10 billion messages a day, half of which are read within 20 seconds.

BBM will initially offer text messaging only for the iOS and Androind operating systems, with features such as voice and video and screen sharing added later in 2013. A BBM feature called channels will allow Twitter-like functionality.

Ross Catanzariti also contributed to this report.

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Matt Hamblen

Computerworld (US)
Topics: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, mobile, mobile apps, Blackberry, Apple
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