Rumor that BlackBerry Messenger will be available on other platforms has been circulated since last year. But, because lack of evidence, the rumor disappeared. This time at BlackBerry Live 2013 conference event, Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry CEO, said that BBM will be available for Android and iOS.
It’s a very surprising news and became one of trending topics in twitter. BlackBerry Messenger is an exclusive application for BlackBerry smartphones, which is the main key-selling point of BB smartphones. For Android and iOS users, there are some popular messenger apps like WhatsApp and iMessage with million of users.
BBM for iOS requires iOS 6 or above, while BBM for Android requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above. BBM for those operating systems will be released in this summer.