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BlackBerry Announces BBM is Coming to iOS on September 22nd

BlackBerry Announces BBM is Coming to iOS on September 22nd

Posted September 18, 2013 at 7:31pm by iClarified · 17869 views
BlackBerry has announced that BBM is coming to iOS on September 22nd and to Android on September 21st.

That’s right BBM fans — the iconic mobile social network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Soon, you’ll be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms. As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.

BBM for Android and iPhone features:
● BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.

● More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

● Keep your group in the loop – Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

● Post Updates and stay in the know – BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

● Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit

The company has also announced a BBM Channels feature which will launch later this year.

BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.

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BlackBerry Announces BBM is Coming to iOS on September 22nd
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Ipadguy - September 19, 2013 at 7:37pm
Y? Lmao so old school
myaapple - September 19, 2013 at 1:07pm
Bbm works without internet data.
nothingatall - September 19, 2013 at 2:10am
its not free for ios ?
Rod - September 19, 2013 at 1:05am
Guess they couldn't move enough phones so they decided to bend over smh.
big bowel movement
big bowel movement - September 18, 2013 at 10:02pm
I just announced a bbm in my pants
Jankhankhan - September 18, 2013 at 8:06pm
Its whatsapp and kik time baby ;)
Javier - September 18, 2013 at 7:55pm
Too late!
arjunsinghal - September 18, 2013 at 7:51pm
lolol... i was thinking about this app just today... had they shelved the plans, coz it's been like doggone years since they announced they'll be releasing something like this... i thought, they dropped it when Blackberry started looking someone to buyout their company itself.
Encrypted? - September 18, 2013 at 7:47pm
The strength of BBM was that all traffic was encrypted through BB's servers. When using this app will your traffic be too? If not is anyone still waiting for this app in 2013? We have iMessage and whatsapp already.
Slasher - September 18, 2013 at 7:49pm
Mmmmyeaaah, not bothered
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