BlackBerry Messenger comes for Android and iOS, but not on June 27
Yes, what we already reported to you is true – Blackberry Messenger is coming to the rival operating systems Android and iOS. However, the date that everyone expected, is not the real one – now it is known that BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on these two systems later than June 27. BlackBerry confirmed that Android and iOS users will be able to download BlackBerry Messenger from their stores at a later point.
The popular BlackBerry Messenger – an application for instant share of messages, voice and video – is used by a great number of the customers of the American company. However, it will be the first time when the application would be available on other systems – rival systems. The exact date when BlackBerry Messenger will appear in the stores is unknown, but it will certainly be later than June 27. It was on Thursday when we saw a leak in Twitter by T-Mobile UK. According to the carrier’s tweet, BlackBerry Messenger was to be made available for the users of Android and iOS exactly on June 27. However, the tweet was soon deleted and there was only the rumour left (which was soon ‘deleted’, too).
The official statement of BlackBerry made everything straight and clear. According to it, on May 14 the company has taken a crucial and ground-breaking decision to make their BlackBerry Messenger available for the users of Android and iOS and it will be downloadable at some point this summer, after receiving the approval of the markets of the both systems. According to the spokesman, the rumours about an exact date like June 27 are false and inaccurate. The company promised to make a new statement as soon as the date is cleared out.
In order to download the application, Android users will have to use Android Jelly Bean 4.0 or later and iOS users are required to have iOS 6 or newer.
Source: The Next Web