BlackBerry BBM not coming to iOS and Android on June 27, launch date still unconfirmed

Financial Post | Business

Despite rumours that suggest BlackBerry Ltd.’s popular instant messaging application, BlackBerry Messenger, is set to arrive on iOS and Android devices later this month, the Canadian smartphone maker is saying that’s not accurate.

According to a post on T-Mobile’s United Kingdom Twitter account — which has since been deleted — BlackBerry’s BBM service was set to be made available for Apple Inc.’s iOS platform and Google Inc.’s Android software on June 27.

However, BlackBerry officials told the Financial Post that BBM will not be launching on new platforms on June 27, and that the official launch date of BBM on iOS and Android has yet to be determined.

Here’s a screenshot of the now deleted tweet:

Last month at BlackBerry’s annual BlackBerry Live partner conference, BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins revealed that BBM — the mobile instant messaging service available only on BlackBerry devices — would soon be available on…

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