BBM Android, iOS release date arrives then goes

By Posted 30 Aug 2013, 14:45

The BBM Android and iOS release date arrived yesterday, but then moments later it seemed to have been canceled after the download page disappeared back to the sign up to be notified graphics. It is not clear why BBM for iPhone and Android landed for only a short time, although this isn’t the first slip-up by BlackBerry in the last couple of weeks.

We previously saw some manuals go live on the official BlackBerry website and then they were removed shortly after, although these were for the beta software and not a public release. The information contained within these documents did provide some insight into the BBM app features both iPhone and Android owners will see soon.

One popular blog managed to get a full-page screen grab before the landing page was removed. You can see the page screenshot right here, which also contains details on all the ways users will be able to connect with new BBM app. Android and iPhone users will be able to chat in real time, with BBM groups, personalize profiles and invite friends in a number of ways including pins.

Will you be downloading BBM on Android or iPhone once it releases, or do you already use a chat app you are happy with?

Earlier today we featured an article on the demand for BBM on Windows. It is obvious why Android and iOS has been put first for the new BBM roll out, but we expect Windows Phone to be included in this roll out in time.

It is worth noting the BBM download page stated Android and iPhone before it was pulled, so you should expect that to hint at the lack of BBM for iPad for a while.

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