BlackBerry Messenger for Android walkthrough video appears online

BlackBerry Messenger for Android walkthrough video appears online
Although BlackBerry has not revealed any specific dates for the roll out of BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android platforms, leaks related to the popular messaging service are surfacing online. has posted a video that reveals the features of the BBM Android app. The video shows a beta version of BBM for Android running on an HTC First smartphone which the site claims is running well despite the HTC First not being a high-end device. The app seen in the video suggests similar features for the Android version as we've seen on the messenger's BlackBerry version, with NFC sharing through Android Beam being included. However, the video has now been pulled down by the site on the request of the Canadian handset maker.

The site also notes that the BlackBerry Messenger app will be official by the end of this month and that the app will be available through respective app stores for both Android and iPhone users.

Recently, a landing page dedicated to BBM surfaced on the official site of the company, claiming that the BBM service had arrived for both, Android and Apple platforms. The dedicated page for the service said, "BBM for Android and iPhone is here."

However, the landing page was pulled later and was replaced with a launch page that says, "BBM is coming to Android and iPhone" and included an option to get notified when the service launches through an email prompt. It is also worth pointing out that the landing page that was removed displayed iPhone instead of iOS, which hinted that the BBM service may be rolled out to iPhone users initially and an iPad app might not be in the works.


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