At BlackBerry Live 2013 event, BlackBerry announced that its popular instant messaging application would be available for Android and iOS. Recently, Twitter account BBMWorldWide tweeted that the app will be available starting from June 27th, 2013.
At the announcement, screenshot of BBM running on iOS also included. At the first launch, BBM will support private and group chatting, voice sharing, and BlackBerry Groups that can be used to share calendar and files. Then, BBM for Android and iOS will be updated to have the same features as native BBM on BlackBerry 10. Some features such as voice and video calling, Screenshare, and Channels, will be added via update.
The launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS is controversial. Some people think that it will decrease BlackBerry handsets market share, but the others say that it can increase BlackBerry popularity overall.