After making news regularly in the past few days, the BlackBerry Messenger has once again made headlines due to a new leak that appeared online. BlackBerryOS, a BlackBerry dedicated website leaked a video, which reveals how the BlackBerry Messenger will function on an Android device.
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The video has now gone viral creating frenzy among patrons who have been impatiently waiting for the app to roll out. The app is likely to see the light of the day by the end of September
Check out the video here.
BlackBerry has been going through a loss when it comes to its hardware devices but might do well in the software department. Earlier in 2013, BlackBerry took a giant leap and announced that BlackBerry Messenger would soon come to Android and iOS devices, which led into a lot of online leaks about the messenger.
The app was expected to launch on 27 June, 2013 but Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry denied that the rumour completely.
In August, 2013, the brand released the beta version of the messenger to specific Android users proving that there was some truth to the speculations.
"BlackBerry has begun internal testing of BBM on Android and iOS devices. We invited our employees to nominate friends and family to participate in a limited Android beta. Those slots are now full," said a BlackBerry spokesperson to The Next web.
Apart from the rumours, BlackBerry too appears to be extremely excited about the app for Android and iOS and has been mistakenly releasing bits and parts of it. The Canadian Company accidently published the user guidelines of BBM for Android and iOS device on its official website, which the tech giant had to remove immediately after the error came into the notice of people.
The brand then committed another error on 31 August when it announced that BBM has now arrived on Android and iOS devices. This message was posted on the official registration page of Blackberry Messenger, which was later changed to "BBM is coming on Android and iPhone."
Adding fuel to the fire, Samsung also released an advertisement revealing that BBM will soon be arriving on Galaxy devices but the advertisement was released in Africa only, which signifies that the application will arrive in Africa first.
It is likely that the application will launch with all the paramount features of the existing application on BlackBerry devices. The application will mainly focus on sending and receiving of text messages, along with which the app will also allow users to send and receive videos.
The upcoming messenger will be up against existing chat applications such as Whatsapp, WeChat and ChatOn.
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