BlackBerry announced it earlier in May that its popular messenger service BBM for Android and iOS will release by summer’s end. But it seems the BBM apps’ user guides for Android and iOS leaked through the official BlackBerry website ahead of the official release of the messenger service for mobile platforms other than BlackBerry. However, it appears that the source links for the leaked user guides have been removed late.
The leaked guides offer a full list of features within tha app and the usual directions on how to go through the app on Android or iOS. According to the user guides, BBM app for Android and iOS will allow you to send text messages, location, photos and voice messages. User can also perform tasks like changing status and profile pictures, setting up and join the BBM groups (limited to 30 people), adding BBM contacts, starting BBM chats, using emoticons and more. Both user guides also reveal that there’s no voice or video calling or screen sharing.
BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS are said to land before the fall, no later than September 23rd, 2013. According to BlackBerry, BBM will be free on both iPhone and Android. Any iPhone running iOS 6 or later and Android handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean will be able to download BBM.