BBM, the popular messaging app that until now has been the exclusive preserve of BlackBerry owners, will be available to download for iOS and Android within weeks, a UK network has confirmed.
Update: Bad news folks, BlackBerry has been in touch to say this date, and isn't yet providing a release date for BBM on iOS and Android.
That's not long to wait. The BBM app will be going up against rival cross-platform messaging services such as WhatsApp and Viber. My colleague Andrew Hoyle has, so you can figure out which one is right for you.
BlackBerry has fallen on hard times, having suffered at the hands of rivals Apple and Samsung. The BBM app won't make any more money for the ailing firm, but could serve as an advert for the company's brand.
Company boss Thorsten Heins"a statement of confidence".
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