BlackBerry Messenger beta for Android and iOS now available for users


An hour back we showed you the first leaked photo of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) running on an Android device. Now, BlackBerryOS reports that a beta version of BBM for both Android and iOS has become available for select developers.

The app is available on BlackBerry’s Beta Zone and developers who got a mail (seen in the photo above) from BlackBerry are eligible to download it. The app is compatible with devices running on at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and iOS 6. As seen in the screenshots above, the app is quite similar to BlackBerry’s native version and is said to run quite smoothly too.

Though the Canadian company hasn’t revealed a particular date, reports have claimed that the app could be released sometime in September. With the beta version made available to developers, it is now highly likely that we will see the app next month.