BB MessAngEr FoR aLL From Sept. 21

Directly from Blackberry’s Official Blog:

That’s right BBM fans — the iconic mobile social
network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone
customers around the world from September 21.
Soon, you’ll be able to easily connect with friends on
different platforms. As you may know BBM was
previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and
it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.
While some of you are no strangers to BBM, many
will be new and might be asking: What is BBM?
Below, you’ll find all the highlights for BBM for
Android and iPhone.
BBM for Android and iPhone features:
BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate
conversations with friends on Android,
iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only
does BBM let you know that your message
has been delivered and read, it also shows
you that your friend is responding to the
message.
More than chat – With BBM you can
share files on your phone such as photos
and voice notes, all in an instant.
Keep your group in the loop – Multi-
person chats are a great way to invite
contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets
you invite up to 30 friends to chat
together, and go a step further than multi-
chat by sharing photos and schedules. And,
with Broadcast Message, you can send a
message out to all your BBM contacts at
once.
Post Updates and stay in the know
– BBM lets you post a personal message,
profile picture and your current status, and
lets your contacts know instantly in
Updates.
Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a
unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so
you don’t have to give out your phone
number or email address to a new or casual
contact.
BBM gives you a private social network for active,
real conversations and it has more than 60 million
customers on BlackBerry alone. The overwhelming
majority use BBM an average of 90 minutes per day.
BBM customers collectively send and receive more
than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as
many messages per user per day as compared to
other mobile messaging apps. Messages on BBM are
typically read within seconds, reflecting how truly
engaged BBM customers are.
It’s immediate. BBM is always on so you are
always connected. And because messages
on BBM are typically delivered and read
within seconds, it’s the closest thing to a live
conversation.
You trust it. BBM always tells you that
messages are delivered and read. BBM
conversations come alive on a private
network you can count on.
You control it. BBM allows you to choose
your contacts and how you share your
information. BBM uses a PIN so you don’t
have to give anyone your phone number or
email address.
In a recent press release, Andrew Bocking,
Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry said:
“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 instant messaging platform, this is
absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and
iPhone customers.”
Availability
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. For more information, or to
download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit
http://www.BBM.com.
BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year,
BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real
conversations between you and the people, brands,
celebrities, artists, service providers, communities
and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel,
individuals and brands can engage their friends and
communities in conversations sparked by their
thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel
will let you join conversations with people who
share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and
BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for
Android and iPhone in a future version.
Excited about getting BBM on your Android or
iPhone? Let us know in the comments and spread
the word to your friends.

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