As you know, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins had announced that BlackBerry Messenger will be available for Android and iOS in this summer. However, so far, the app hasn’t been released by BlackBerry. Leaving a question when the popular messaging app will be released for Android and iOS.
A news from Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director of BlackBerry India said that the app will be available in September. According to him, the service will be available for Android in this summer. Lalvani added that the app will be released before September end, in other word it’s near the end of summer in North America that happens until September 21st.
Lalvani didn’t mention about BBM for iOS. Therefore, the app won’t be released together with the Android version though there aren’t information about the delay in the release of iOS version.
The release of BlackBerry Messenger outside BlackBerry OS raises many opinions from public. Some people think that it’s a great way to increase penetration and value of BlackBerry, while others think that it’s a risky way because BlackBerry phones loss their exclusive features. People don’t need to buy a BlackBerry phone to use BBM.