BlackBerry is in a bit of a bind, you may know. Now the latest rumour is the company is preparing to spin-off its BlackBerry Messenger service as a completely separate company because of the competition from rival messaging app WhatsApp. About 60 million people use BBM these days. 200 million use WhatsApp. What wasn’t a rumour was the company’s plan to launch Android and iPhone versions of BBM.Gizmodo writes:
The half-broken page with its missing images does at least confirm we’ll see BBM arrive for Android and iOS at the same time, which is nice for Android users, plus the FAQ says it’s a free download on both platforms. But it’s not out yet.
The page also mentions that BBM Voice, BBM Video and a screen sharing tool will arrive later this year, so there’s a chance the app may be a little barebones when compared to the Blackberry 10 code when it does eventually arrive on the rival platforms.