BBM for Android is said to launch Friday, September 20, exclusively to Samsung. Don’t know what BBM is? It’s Blackberry’s Messenger, and it’s finally available for Android devices. This means that, if you have a Samsung smartphone, you’ll be able to chat with Blackberry users for free, using this app. The BBM is going through final tests, in order to release properly and without unexpected events. It will be available on Samsung handsets for three months. This might also imply an upcoming conflict between other Android users apart from Samsung, and Android. But perhaps the developers will fix the problem soon.
The news was confirmed by Samsung Mobile’s Nigeria Twitter account, according to our source. The app leaked just the other day, but it isn’t working yet, being locked out for anyone except whitelisted special accounts. However, you can install it and sign in, or even make an account, but you’ll just have to be a little bit patient until being able to use it. There are also rumors saying that the BBM will be available for iPhone devices, too. Other sources are only mentioning Samsung Galaxy smartphones / tablets to be receiving the application. We’ll just have to wait and see about that.
The user manual for the BBM for Android has been posted almost one month ago on Blackberry’s website. The manual is for BBM for Android Version 1.0 and has 17 pages. The manual begins with the “getting started” details and goes up to the “do more with BBM” details. The profile setup will allow users to choose a display picture, name and status as well as their own BBM PIN. The Groups will allow 30 people to chat at a time. Sounds similar to the WhatsApp. Let’s just wait for a release and compare then.