While BlackBerry did originally state that BBM for iOS and Android would be released by the end of the summer, no specific dates were mentioned, although an earlier rumor did suggest a release by the end of this month. Well for those still wondering about the fate of the app, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app has since been submitted to the Apple iTunes App Store, which means that it’s only a matter of time before it is reviewed and thus made available for download.
This was confirmed by BlackBerry’s Senior Strategic Account Manager, Alex Kinsella, who in a tweet confirmed that the app was submitted to Apple about two weeks ago. Assuming that is the case, we’re wondering why it is taking so long for Apple to review and approve the app. Kinsella did not mention anything about a Google Play Store submission, but hopefully the app will be released on both platforms simultaneously. BBM for iOS and Android was recently demoed at the Toronto International Film Festival, so hopefully we will be able to get a release date soon.