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Blackberry Messenger to be available for Android and iOS on June 27

BBM Android iOS 27 June

With Blackberry already having announced their legendary Messenger app for Android and iOS platforms last month, the company has finally let out a release date. Get ready to chat on BBM for the first time using a non-Blackberry device, Blackberry Messenger lands on Android and iOS on June 27.

A month has passed since the Canadian company, once a giant, announced their famous Messenger app for platforms other than their own. But back in the Blackberry Live 2013 conference, the company hadn’t announced the availability date for BBM on Android and iOS. In a tweet by Blackberry Worldwide, the company announced the launch of BBM for Android and iOS on June 27, 2013.

Initially, BBM won’t be as fully featured on the new platforms as it is on Blackberry 10. The company hopes to change that with incremental updates over the next couple of weeks after the app’s official release. Here’s a quick look at the feature set.

BBM quick features:

  • BBM Chats
  • Multi-person Chats
  • Voice Note Sharing

Blackberry Groups quick features:

  • Create Groups
  • Share Calendars
  • Share Photos
  • Share Files

Blackberry plans to further expand the capabilities of their app with new features such as:

  • Voice Calls
  • Video Calls
  • Screenshare
  • Channels

Of course, all of these features will come later with updates to the app. For now, we just wait excitedly for the release of the app.

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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