BBM for Android to land in September

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bbm-android.jpgBlackBerry have already made it clear that their popular BlackBerry Messaging service (aka BBM – arguably more popular than their phones) would be branching out to the Android and iOS platforms at some point this summer. And it now seems that we have a more precise date for the Android leg of that roll out.

Speaking to IBN Live, BlackBerry India’s managing director, Sunil Lalvani, has giving us a month to pop into our diaries.

“The service is coming to Android this summer. But summer as per North America, where it remains till September,” he said.

A little vague, but when asked to clarify whether or not that pointed towards a September launch, the executive is said to have responded “in the affirmative”.

September is pushing the definition of summer a little far – we’d really call that the Autumn. Also, there’s no hint of news on the iOS version either.

Previously, a tweet from T-Mobile had suggested that the BBM app would hit both platforms on June 27, but a quick check of the calendar shows that’s proved not to be the case.

Gerald Lynch