BlackBerry CEO Says BBM for iOS Will Be Available 'Before the End of Summer'

Posted June 28, 2013 at 4:38pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 21920 views

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.

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Whatamidoinghere - July 1, 2013 at 4:44pm
To interest anyone they'll have to make it free because everyone has whatsapp which is just as good!! (Better, may I add)
bbmforlife - July 31, 2013 at 5:38pm
my friend you cannot ever compare BBM and whatsapp. BBM superior than whatsapp in all existing ways.
Bbm guy - June 29, 2013 at 5:51pm
RIM should charge for this if they are at a loss I have both blackberry and iPhone and would gladly pay for the app considering that the networks charge up to £5 for the service
BJ magic - June 29, 2013 at 5:03am
With whatsapp you are forced to give out your telephone number regardless but with bbm you can share just your pin and still keep your number away from anyone :). Maybe I'm wrong...
udin - June 29, 2013 at 4:27am
TErus gue harus bilang wow gitu ???
Alan - June 30, 2013 at 3:20pm
Nanya-nanya..
Luis - June 28, 2013 at 7:57pm
Too late.. everybody using whatsapp now.. should have taken it when it could.
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