So we just got air that BBM for iOS and Android is due to be released pretty soon. Since its in ‘Beta Testing‘ its safe to assume that in no time our iOS and Android cousins will be ‘pinging’ with us.
“It seems that BlackBerry are moving forward with the cross-platform version of BBM as we have learned that there are a small number of users that are getting the chance to test out the Android, and iOS versions of BBM.
The program is not available for everyone, but if you have received an email like the one shown below, you’ll find it available under Eligible Programs. Much like it will be when it goes official, the beta version of BBM for Android requires v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich); while the beta BBM for iPhone requires iOS 6 as a minimum requirement.
We do know that internal testing within BlackBerry is ongoing, so it’s great to see them open it up to, at least, some members of the public.
Have you been invited to the BBM beta programme? What do you think of Android and iOS users getting their hands on BBM? Let us know!”
In our next ‘Fathom-Wednesday’ post we’ll bring you all and everything you’ve missed in the Blackberry niche.
- BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment) (engadget.com)
- BlackBerry is Inviting Select Users to Test BBM Beta for iOS and Android (iClarified.com)
- BBM for Android and iOS hits BlackBerry Beta Zone, release imminent (mobilesyrup.com)