BrandArena: BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22

Friday, 20 September 2013

BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22

The iconic mobile social network, BBM will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. BBM fans will be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms.

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.

“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. 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.” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry in a statement to the press.

BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.


  1. Cooooolllllll. Its nice BBM can finally be downloaded on android and iphones. Kudos to Blackberry ;-)

  2. I think many people will port from Blackberry since BBM is now available on iPhone and Android.

  3. The only uniqueness I believe  has b4 now was BBM and now that other phones have it, I wonder how they will sustain the competitive market