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BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22 - WSJ.com

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

Instant mobile to mobile messaging with privacy and control you can count on, that lets you know that your message is read, is a free download for Android and iPhone customers.

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - BBM(TM) - the iconic mobile social network - will begin rolling out for Android(TM) and iPhone(R) customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play(TM) and the App Store(SM). Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting BBM for Android & iOS - Download BlackBerry Messenger with BBM Video & Screen Share - Canada from their smartphone browser.

BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations.

-- 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.
"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," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. "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."

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 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 BBM for Android & iOS - Download BlackBerry Messenger with BBM Video & Screen Share - Canada.

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.

About BBM

BBM has more than 60 million monthly active customers on BlackBerry alone, and 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.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visit Cell Phones, Smartphones & Mobile Phones from BlackBerry.com.

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I've already warned my iFriends to expect a BBM invitation from me.
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I know one person waiting for this. He and his wife used BlackBerry at one time, and he was about the last friend using a BlackBerry for personal device. He and his wife switched to Android devices a couple years ago. He says BBM is the only thing he misses from BlackBerry.

(Now, there is only one person I know that I've met face to face who uses a BlackBerry, at least he did last time we communicated. He is self-employed and uses it for business and personal.)

But I did forward this news to my friends and family on Android and iOS devices.
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I wonder if it will ever come to WP8.
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Heh heh. The only individuals I know of using windows devices are here.
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All my wife's family uses WP8 and Android. I am the lone holdout. It would be nice to have my wife on BBM again.
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