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BlackBerry releasing BBM for Android and iPhone soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:54

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi/New York: BlackBerry’s chief marketing officer Frank Boulben said that he expects the BBM to launch on both Android and Apple iPhone "within days," adding that the company is confident that it fixed issues that arose after the initial cross-platform launch of the messaging service last month.

Boulben said the company already has 6 million Android and iPhone customers pre-registered for the launch of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service.

The company suspended the cross-platform launch last month, after an unofficial older version of BBM downloaded by a number of Android users caused issues with the messaging platform.

BlackBerry Ltd has sought to reassure its restive customers and partners that it was financially stable and "here to stay," even though it announced massive layoffs and sources say it is in talks to sell all or part of the company.

"Our customers read a lot about BlackBerry these days, as we make the headlines quite often - this has created a lot of noise and confusion" Frank Boulben said.

With Reuters Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:54
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