If you’ve been waiting for BlackBerry Messenger to launch for your iPhone or Android, you don’t have too much longer to wait, as BlackBerry said on Wednesday that the popular instant messaging application will be available for those devices starting this weekend.
This news comes one day after the Android APK for the app leaked online and just over four months after the struggling Canadian smartphone maker announced plans to extend the service beyond its own BlackBerry devices to devices running Google’s and Apple’s operating systems.
BBM certainly has a bit of an uphill battle ahead of it. Competitors such as WhatsApp Messenger and Viber already provide instant messaging and VoIP capabilities to many users across all platforms including Windows Phone, which BlackBerry decided not to support with the initial release of BBM.
Android users will be able to download the application on Saturday, while iPhone users can get it on Sunday. We’ll post the download links right here as soon as they become officially available. Stay tuned.