Two days to go and you will be exchanging texts with your friends using BBM for Android which will be available on September 21. After numerous leaks, videos that showcased the app on a Galaxy S3, APK leaks and more, the company finally broke their silence regarding the release date of the app. Though Samsung already tweeted about the release date of the app, it is now confirmed that the app will be available for download on BlackBerry website on September 21 and it will be listed in the Play Store the following day probably.
Apart from this, the company also highlighted some features of the app which includes the ability for you to see if your friend has read your message and if he is replying back to you or not. Other features of the app can be found in the quote below from official BlackBerry blog:
BBM for Android 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 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. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.
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