BBM Messenger coming to Android and iOS ‘in days’

The launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS operating systems is just days away, according to the Canadian firm.

Chief marketing officer Frank Boulben told Reuters that the BBM apps for iPhone and Android users will finally launch, a month after the date originally suggested.

The app suffered delays when an unofficial Android version was leaked, but Mr Boulben confirmed that these issues have now been fixed.

Around six million customers have already pre-registered to be notified of the rollout.

A letter from BlackBerry states: “This number is growing every day, and speaks to the tremendous opportunity we have to expand BBM beyond BlackBerry smartphones to make it the world's largest mobile social network.”

The app, when it is launched on iOS and Android, will feature messaging and groups, with voice, screen share, video and various other features set to be added in later updates.

BlackBerry also took steps in the open letter to reassure customers that it will come through the tough times it has faced in recent years.

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