Waterloo, ON – BBM™ – the iconic mobile social network – will begin rolling out for Android™ and iPhone® customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play™ and the App StoreSM. Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting www.BBM.com from their smartphone browser.
It’s immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it’s the closest thing to a live conversation.
“BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers.”
BBM for Android and iPhone features:
More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.
BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21, 2013. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.