[Update] T-Mobile UK says Blackberry Messenger is coming June 27th, but we’re skeptical


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Those of you following T-Mobile UK might have seen a Tweet from the carrier letting us know that Blackberry Messenger would be headed to the Google Play Store June 27th. It’s quite odd to see a carrier announcing a release date for someone else’s app, so we naturally approached the story with a high degree of caution. This is also due, in part, to the fact that an unofficial Blackberry fan account said the same thing a few days ago. That account no longer exists, likely due to people confusing it as an official source for Blackberry news. The BlogSpot account that this account was associated with has also since been taken down.

We’ve reached out to T-Mobile UK to see if this date did, in fact, come from Blackberry, but don’t be surprised if one of the customer support reps or social media managers behind the Twitter account ends up deleting the Tweet with a great deal of egg on their face. We’ll also be looking to get a statement from Blackberry to see if we can trust this information. It’s coming this summer, Blackberry definitely let us in on that fact, but we’re just not yet sure if this date is to be trusted. PS: considering how poorly that app in the press shot is designed, and how bad the Photoshop is overall, we can’t say that makes it any more convincing.

[Update]: And it looks like our reservations were justified. Blackberry has chimed in, saying “We haven’t announced a date other than BBM for iOS and Android is coming this summer.” Oh, and that T-Mobile UK Tweet has been deleted, just like we thought it would. Nothing to see here, folks.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. June 27th or not, the real question is, does anybody really care? Blackberry is a dying company with antiquated technology, stagnating in a cesspool of leftover 90s tech.

    1. If it was 3 years ago when BB was doing okay and people actually owned BB’s, I would have cared. Today? lol no.

  2. Blackberry should of gone with a custom version of Android. They are on life support and fading fast. It’s like the resurrection of the Palm Pre

  3. What’s Blackberry messenger?

  4. I just miss pinning someone..

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