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BlackBerry today confirmed a rumour that first appeared on Boy Genius Report a while back, and that some might have thought would actually never happen, by announcing that BlackBerry Messenger will be coming to iOS and Android sometime this summer, once it gets approval from Apple and Google. The news caused such a stir that it was trending worldwide today. In a post on the “Inside BlackBerry” blog, BlackBerry outlined its plans for its flagship service, saying,

“We’ve got some exciting news designed to make it easier for you to connect with your entire mobile social network.”

Basically what this means is that people can connect with their friends and family on BlackBerry Messenger without having to use a BlackBerry to do so. In the announcement, BlackBerry details the key features that users can expect to enjoy once the app is released:[/FONT]

  • [FONT=&amp]The immediacy of BBM chats[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&amp]Multi-person chats[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&amp]Voice note sharing[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&amp]BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups of up to 30 people and share calendar, photos, files and more[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]Speaking at BlackBerry Live 2013, Andrew Brocking, Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry said, [/FONT]

“For BlackBerry, messaging and collaboration are inseparable from the mobile experience, and the time is definitely right for BBM to become a multi-platform mobile service. BBM has always been one of the most engaging services for BlackBerry customers, enabling them to easily connect while maintaining a valued level of personal privacy. We’re excited to offer iOS and Android users the possibility to join the BBM community.”

[FONT=&amp]BlackBerry says that if and when the BBM app is approved by Apple and Google, it will be released as a free download. [/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]Source:[/FONT] BBM for iOS and Android to Launch This Summer «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog
 

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BlackBerry today confirmed a rumour that first appeared on Boy Genius Report a while back, and that some might have thought would actually never happen, by announcing that BlackBerry Messenger will be coming to iOS and Android sometime this summer, once it gets approval from Apple and Google. The news caused such a stir that it was trending worldwide today. In a post on the “Inside BlackBerry” blog, BlackBerry outlined its plans for its flagship service, saying,

“We’ve got some exciting news designed to make it easier for you to connect with your entire mobile social network.”

Basically what this means is that people can connect with their friends and family on BlackBerry Messenger without having to use a BlackBerry to do so. In the announcement, BlackBerry details the key features that users can expect to enjoy once the app is released:

Speaking at BlackBerry Live 2013, Andrew Brocking, Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry said,

BlackBerry says that if and when the BBM app is approved by Apple and Google, it will be released as a free download.

Source: BBM for iOS and Android to Launch This Summer «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog

Is the "Live Profile" the app for bbm? I just saw it in my App Store.
 

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It's not likely. Live Profile first appeared in the AppStore on January 07, 2011, long before Blackberry announce BBM for iPhones.

Ok it isn't working anyway so i deleted it. It does look like bbm though. Exactly like it even the icon.
 
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