BlackBerry CEO Says BBM for iOS Will Be Available 'Before the End of Summer'
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that BBM for iOS and Android will be available 'before the end of summer' during the company's quarterly earnings call, reports MobileSyrup.
At BlackBerry Live the company announced that the app will be launch ‘sometime this summer,’ so technically they are on track to deliver. The app will be free and compatible on devices running iOS 6 and Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. BBM for iOS and Android will initially be limited to messaging and groups at launch, then will receive an update with other popular BlackBerry features such as BBM Voice, screen share, and the BBM Channels.
BlackBerry reported a net loss of $84 million or $.16/per share for the quarter, far lower than the net profit of $0.07 that analysts expected. The company's stock opened 25% lower on the TSX.