All About Smartphones: BBM For Android & iPhone Not Supported For These Devices

Friday, August 9, 2013

BBM For Android & iPhone Not Supported For These Devices

By now, a good number of people know that BlackBerry is releasing the revered BlackBerry Messenger to other platforms before September. This was further reassured by Thorsten Heins at the BBLive conference this morning.

According to Thorsten Heins, BBM would be free of charge to download and use. However, only the messaging and group chat would be rolled put first, followed by BBM Voice, Screen Sharing, Video Capabilities and BBM channels later in the year.

While a lot of folks are very much excited about this soon to be released BBM for Android and iOS, it is important to note that it won't support some devices.

Below are the devices it won't support

1. Any Android device running Android version lower than Ice Cream Sandwich. That is, anything less than Android 4.0 won't be supported.

2. Any iOS device running less than iOS 6.0 won't be supported. That is any iPhone lower than iPhone 3GS won't be supported, iPhone 4 still running iOS 5.1.1 won't be supported. Same goes for the iPads running less than iOS 6.

3. Windows Phone 8 devices are not supported at all.

So what does this mean?
It means that if you are very excited about this move and want to use BBM on your Android or Apple device, you should also make sure that your mobile device meet the requirements to download and use the soon to be released BBM for Android and iOS.

If you want to be among the first to know when BBM is finally available for download endeavour to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for prompt info as it comes.


  1. RIM going to be sold soon....hehe, wonder who to, im thinking HP or maybe MS (but theyre already in bed with Nokia) who else ? maybe the chinese.

  2. Who knows, maybe Nokia, but I don't see that happening. Maybe a partnership.


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