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BBM for Android arriving before September ends

BBM for Android arriving before September ends?
BlackBerry banter comes to Android

BlackBerry has been quite open about its long-running messaging service, BBM, coming to Android and iOS this summer, although it has held back on giving us an exact date.

But in an interview with IBN Live, BlackBerry India's managing director, Sunil Lalvani, might have given us a date for the diary. Or a slightly less vague one than we already had, at least.

"The service is coming to Android this summer. But summer as per North America, where it remains till September," he said.

When he was then prodded further to clarify whether this means it will be out before the end of September, his responsive was allegedly "in the affirmative".

Wake us up etc etc

If we're honest, we expected "summer" to be more of a July/August affair but we're sure we can manage to wait an extra month if need be.

No word on iOS, but we'd take a guess and say it will land pretty close, if not exactly on the Android release.

A previous tweet from T-Mobile had claimed that BBM would hit both platforms on June 27, before BlackBerry said it was nonsense. And would you look at that - it's July 19. Nonsense indeed.

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.