09-20-13 04:50 AM
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  1. Restrictive's Avatar
    FINALLY! BBM is going cross platform for real and will be available to Android users on September 21 and iPhone users on September 22!

    After what seemed like months of waiting, BBM will finally be going cross-platform this week. In just a few days, Android and iOS users will be able to download and use BBM including chats, groups, file sharing and more. Users will be assigned a unique PIN just as BlackBerry users have had in the past.

    BBM will be available as a free download for Android users running ICS and Jelly Bean starting at 7am on September 21st. iPhone users will be able to download BBM on iOS 6 and iOS 7 starting at 12:01AM on September 22nd.

    Keep reading for the full press release.

    Press Release

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - BBM(TM) - the iconic mobile social network - will begin rolling out for Android(TM) and iPhone(R) customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play(TM) and the App Store(SM). Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting BBM for Android & iOS - Download BlackBerry Messenger with BBM Video & Screen Share - Canada from their smartphone browser.

    BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations.

    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.
    You trust it. BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
    You control it. BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don't have to give anyone your phone number or email address.

    "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:

    BBM Chat - Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.

    More than chat - With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

    Keep your group in the loop - Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

    Post Updates and stay in the know - BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

    Your unique PIN - Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don't have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

    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. 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 BBM for Android & iOS - Download BlackBerry Messenger with BBM Video & Screen Share - Canada.

    BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.
    BBM available for Android September 21 and iPhone September 22!! | CrackBerry.com
    09-18-13 01:16 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    Great to finally see a release date but I wonder if those that signed up early will get early access to the apps
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 01:24 PM
  3. anon1727506's Avatar
    Great to hear....


    Is BBM Channels out of Beta yet? Just wondering how many "brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you." have created a BBM Channel and are maintaining it?
    09-18-13 01:34 PM
  4. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Is it wrong that I'm enjoying a bit of guilty pleasure in seeing BBRY manage to kill every release date rumor passed off as inside information? Not to mention the other silly rumors, like exclusivity deals etc..
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 01:34 PM
  5. ray689's Avatar
    Is it wrong that I'm enjoying a bit of guilty pleasure in seeing BBRY manage to kill every release date rumor passed off as inside information? Not to mention the other silly rumors, like exclusivity deals etc..
    Well in sure the negative posters will say "well IOS gets it on the 22nd so thats 1 day after summer is officially over" haha.

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    AlexXF and Deanig_12 like this.
    09-18-13 01:37 PM
  6. playbookster's Avatar
    Well in sure the negative posters will say "well IOS gets it on the 22nd so thats 1 day after summer is officially over" haha.

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    Technically summer doesn't end till 4:44pm Sept 22. Then fall begins.. so if the app is out in the morning or afternoon then they kept their date

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    09-18-13 01:51 PM
  7. ray689's Avatar
    Technically summer doesn't end till 4:44pm Sept 22. Then fall begins.. so if the app is out in the morning or afternoon then they kept their date

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    Haha thanks for the correction, I guess they will have to find something else to be negative about.

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    09-18-13 01:52 PM
  8. archpopoy's Avatar
    Anybody know how they'll be assigning PINs?

    Random?
    09-18-13 01:57 PM
  9. dacunto's Avatar
    The old saying goes: If you're early, you're on time; If you're on time, you are late; If you are late, don't bother showing up.

    Good for blackberry, just barely made it. Excited to finally have some BBM contacts
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 01:58 PM
  10. dacunto's Avatar
    Anybody know how they'll be assigning PINs?

    Random?
    yes they will be
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 01:59 PM
  11. archpopoy's Avatar
    yes they will be
    I was hoping we could pick, email account creation style. hehe
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 02:05 PM
  12. sparkaction's Avatar
    Seems like BlackBerry was smart to stagger the launch to avoid over stressing the servers. It is occurring over the weekend to boot!
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-18-13 02:53 PM
  13. rgshah3's Avatar
    Anybody know how they'll be assigning PINs?

    Random?
    It will be based on your imei number I guess! Cauz if it was random, if you uninstall and reinstall the app, you'll get a new pin

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    09-18-13 03:04 PM
  14. archpopoy's Avatar
    It will be based on your imei number I guess! Cauz if it was random, if you uninstall and reinstall the app, you'll get a new pin

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using CB Forums mobile app
    Good point...
    09-18-13 03:19 PM
  15. tlegend2012's Avatar
    I got about 21 users who can't wait to switch!
    Deanig_12 and BergerKing like this.
    09-18-13 03:23 PM
  16. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    It will be based on your imei number I guess! Cauz if it was random, if you uninstall and reinstall the app, you'll get a new pin

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    That wouldn't be ideal, since you'd have to get a new BBID every time you change devices. So there'd be no simple method to use it on both your phone and tablet.

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    09-18-13 03:38 PM
  17. Restrictive's Avatar
    Predictions of day one downloads?

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    09-18-13 05:19 PM
  18. HUNTZODIAC's Avatar
    Looks like my BBM list will be growing more and more and my prediction for the first week I'll say 20 million and it's free could be more

    Posted via CB10 with my Z10
    09-18-13 05:41 PM
  19. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Very excited about z30, bbm going cross platform Friday, and the soon major OS 10.2 release...

    Let's build on this BlackBerry!!!

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    09-18-13 05:57 PM
  20. bbmme's Avatar
    I can't wait! I'm spreading the news!!

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    09-18-13 06:24 PM
  21. epyon52328's Avatar
    I'm just wondering how BlackBerry will turn this great service into cash?

    Sent from my Q10
    09-18-13 06:33 PM
  22. AlexXF's Avatar
    It's all about BBRY - announce Z30 at iPhone 5c/5s first day of sale, announce BBM at iOS7 launch day, release BBM at 23:59:59 of last day of summer...

    I will not be impressed if BBM will be half-baked and full of bugs. We will update it .... soon. Please be patient. Please wait until late 2013.
    richardat likes this.
    09-18-13 06:41 PM
  23. richardat's Avatar
    That's odd because some posters said it would be a "miracle" if apple ever approved it.....many others just claimed it was Apple stalling.....I guess Apple just couldn't stall anymore - ran out of energy - perhaps got tired of BB saying "are we there yet?"

    ;-)
    09-18-13 06:43 PM
  24. MarsupilamiX's Avatar
    That's odd because some posters said it would be a "miracle" if apple ever approved it.....many others just claimed it was Apple stalling.....I guess Apple just couldn't stall anymore - ran out of energy - perhaps got tired of BB saying "are we there yet?"

    ;-)
    There was a user who claimed that since the first mention of X-BBM this year.
    He made a thread out of that thought.

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    Last edited by MarsupilamiX; 09-19-13 at 07:15 PM.
    09-18-13 07:53 PM
  25. iToya's Avatar
    Just respond to texts with BBM invites, I think the rest of the folks will get the point.

    On another note, I need BBM on the desktop! Another way to look like I'm working at work.

    Posted with a flick of my thumb via CB10
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    09-19-13 06:52 AM
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