Previously, we had stated that BlackBerry was going to launch BBM for Android and iOS this summer. Now, BlackBerry have started to introduce BBM on other platforms and are testing the beta version of the BBM by offering invitations via the sign-up.
There are some people who still use their BlackBerry devices only for the BBM and the decision to make the BBM cross-platform can result to users shifting to the Android or the iOS counterpart. However Heins, CEO of Blackberry went on to say recently, ”BB 10 prospects are very strong and BBM has grown enough to become an independent messaging client which can now be used by iOS and Android users as well”.
A BlackBerry spokesman has confirmed, “BlackBerry has begun internal testing of BBM on Android and iOS devices. We invited our employees to nominate friends and family to participate in a limited Android beta. Those slots are now full.” And some of these testers have leaked the images.
The beta version of the BBM is available via the sign-up and a wider version of this beta or the full release of the BBM might not be far away. According to some sources, the BBM might be released for Android and iOS by as soon as early September.
BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above and for Android, it will be compatible with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. BBM’s beta version can be tested by the users before it’s official release. The users will have to just sign-up the private Beta invitations of the app.