Blackberry Messenger for Android screen leaks



While we await a formal release of Blackberry Messenger for Android, we are mighty curious to see how the app might look ahead of time. Thankfully, one light, quick look has been provided by the folks over at BGR.

They received a shot of the app running on a Samsung Galaxy S3. There isn’t much going on here — it’s just the start screen you use to sign in — but we can at least see the app will conform to the latest Android design practices. With the app said to require Android 4.0 we should expect many elements of Holo throughout.

Unfortunately, the buck stops there. The folks in Waterloo did promise we’d see the application launch before summer is out, though, so we only have a little over a month before we see it sitting in the Google Play Store. Some are suggesting that the application is actually in beta phase right now, so RIM is likely adding final touches and fixing up pesky bugs at this point.

With that, expect to see a lot more about the app in the weeks to come (be it through leaks or official info), so if for some reason you’re excited about the arrival of BBM for Android, you should soon be satisfied.

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. meh.

    1. This.

  2. Lol

  3. Those buttons are not within Android design practice.
    Those are Blackberry-like buttons.

    1. Lol, well it is a blackberry messenger

  4. Right now there’s twenty people total excited for this.

    1. If that…

    2. …and in other News…

      Due to a recent announcement the crowds of people are flooding the streets of Waterloo and there is literally a riot forming around RIM’s HQ. All twelve people are extremely excited about BBM availability for DROID phones.

      Back to you Ron…

      1. Roflmfao.

  5. Oh.. their ceo also on android?

  6. Its the beta version and not really leaked See actual news at

  7. Create a Blackberry I.D. ahhhh I remember when I could hardly wait for the new Blackberry Curve 8330 to arrive in the mail. Sure do feel like an idiot now :)

    1. LOL I was the same way, except I got mine at the Sprint store. I actually loved that phone during the time. I remember going to forums and people saying it replaced their PC… times have completely changed

    2. Not trying to say how you’re supposed to feel about it but BB did it’s bit during its day. Nothing more, definitely nothing LESS

  8. Yawn. And who cares about this?

  9. O…M…G… Now THIS is what I haven’t been waiting for!

  10. Am I the only one who wants it? I have family that still use BB and I would like something available on iOS, Android, and BB OS. I want to go away from What’s App since I don’t like paying to use it.

    1. Seriously? 99 cents is too much for you for an awesome app like WhatsApp?

      1. even cheaper if you sign up for 5yrs upfront lol.

      2. I paid $.99, but those types of app should be free without advertising. That’s why I am excited for Hangouts SMS support and BBM. iMessage is not a paid service and that service is as good as What’s App for me.

        1. I disagree. Why should WhatsApp be free? How are they supposed to reward their developers/staff? Most people don’t like to work for free. Blackberry, Google, and Apple can offer free products because they want to lock you in and they get revenue from elsewhere.

      3. i still javent figured out exactly what whatsapp does

  11. Could have really used this two years ago. So many of my BB friends around the world have switched to Android/iOS and use WhatsApp anyway.

    1. I’m in the same boat here.

  12. I’d be open to checking it out. Maybe it’ll replace Skype on my phone.

    1. umm.. Unless I’m missing something here, how would you replace a predominantly video solution with a completely text-based one? My point being, even if you use Skype only for IRC, there are any number of competent chat clients by now including Google’s own hangouts

      1. From what I’ve been reading BBM is supposed to have video chat unless that applies to the new BlackBerry phones only. And I’m not too fond of any of the popular apps out including Hangouts.

        1. Don’t get me wrong, I was just wondering about the fundamentally different nature of the solutions you mentioned. I was a fan of blackberry messenger myself and I really think that IRC clients like WhatsApp can learn a thing or two from BB. Like what to do when a user updates his/her status. 90%of the usefulness of a status update is that others on your list can see it. BB notifies others in the ‘updates section’ while in whatsapp, you’d have to take an interest in the user’s status and go check it out yourself which trends to feel a bit stalker-y.

      2. Have BBM on playbook, yes the video chat works really well like it better then skype, can’t wait until app is available for droid

  13. Does new Blackberry Messenger allows you to communicate with your friends from 2011?

  14. Will they charge for creating a Blackberry ID?

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