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BBM For Android Moves Into Beta

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 With No Comments »

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A while back Blackberry had announced that their once super popular messaging app, BBM, would become a cross platform app for the very first time.  No official release was given at the time but they stated that they were aiming to have the app ready for Android and iOS by the end of summer.  Well summer is half way through and it looks like they’re about ready to go live as the app is now being passed off to beta testers.

Along with this news about the beta group, some pictures of the app running on an Android device have also surfaced.  If you’ve used/seen the new BB10 devices you’ll immediately see that they kept the design for the app very similar to their own OS which isn’t really a bad thing.  The BB10 OS is quite clean and relatively easy to navigate and like many of the newer Android apps, they have many of the settings tucked away on those little side drawers.

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I’m still not too sure how well BBM will do on other platforms when it’s up against iMessage on iOS and some of the established cross platform messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Kik, but it’s always nice to have more options

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