Recently, BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion) announced that it would launch its popular messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on iOS. Today, T-Mobile UK let slip the official release date of the application on Twitter.
The announcement came a few hours ago when @TMobileUK tweeted, “Great news – BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on iOS and Android from June 27th! J #BBM”
While this isn’t exactly a “much anticipated” app for iOS users, it is good news for those of us who still have friends and family that are clinging to the BlackBerry legacy.
This move on BlackBerry is part of an effort to get the company back into the spotlight. The company has recently undergone a drastic change, including the decision to change its corporate name from Research In Motion to BlackBerry.
When BBM for iOS launches, it will not be compatible with voice or video calling. However, the company has already stated that plans to add those features are already being worked on for a future update.
“In the planned initial release, iOS and Android users would be able to experience the immediacy of BBM chats, including multi-person chats, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people.”
BBM for iOS will, apparently, launch in the App Store on June 27. It is unclear whether this information is specific to the UK, or if US subscribers will see the same launch date.
[Via: The Verge]