BBM for Android vs. iPhone beta features


The hype surrounding a BBM launch for Android and iPhone’s iOS has reached even higher levels this week after the manual appeared online for both mobile operating systems. We have previously mentioned the range of users interested in getting the BBM app on iPhone and Android, although the only clue towards a release date is end of summer, so time is running out to meet that expectation.

We have also looked at emerging reports about BlackBerry smartphone shipments that look negative, so this highlighted how crucial it is for BlackBerry to find or enhance other revenue streams. These include the BBM app launch on Android and iPhone, also pushing and expanding their Enterprise solutions.

Following on from our report yesterday about the BBM Android and iOS manuals leaking online, we note how both download links went dead from BlackBerry’s website and also Google documents. This only confirms their authenticity, but what about those of our readers that wanted to take a closer look?

You can download the BBM Android PDF file and a BBM manual for iPhone/iOS on WordPress. We wouldn’t host these files ourselves considering they’ve been pulled already from other sources, but at the time of writing you can find them via Tech Crunch’s host space on WordPress servers through the links above.

BBM for Android vs. iPhone beta features – we have seen apps land on iOS and Android with different features many times, and in most cases this is due to certain Android phones having features the iPhone doesn’t.

It should be noted that the BBM manuals for Android and iPhone are currently in beta, so things could change a little by the time they hit a launch date. If you take a look at the files hosted on WordPress you will see a few differences already being shown, which are in a number of sections including “introducing BBM features”.

In that section you will notice when it comes to inviting people in the BBM app you have some extra options with BBM for Android. On certain Android devices you will be able to invite with NFC technology and of course this isn’t possible on iPhone yet. The NFC feature also adds other abilities to Android phones with this specification that allow users to add contacts by using NFC technology.

Are you looking forward to downloading BBM for Android and iPhone? If so, why do you prefer this chat app to others already on your device?


7 thoughts on “BBM for Android vs. iPhone beta features”

  1. kim says:

    I owned a BlackBerry and bbm is simply the best. I have an iphone5 and it is so outdated compared to everyone else it’s not even funny. Now I’m going to try the sg4 and now bbm will be on android will make it a wicked phone with everything I want. Android is the was to go as ios is now so outdated and slow it’s pathetic how apple releases the same boring outdated phone for three years now. Bye bye apple

        1. thetruth says:

          “What a clueless idiot you are” “its idiots like these who make corporations rich :/” “actual specs of the phone”
          Never two more idiotic quotations have been read than two obvious apple fanboys or kids.
          Follow trends says the first guy … why do so many people have iphones?Cos everyone wants to spend 400 plus on a mobile or cos everyone else has one? Specs of the phone? Are you for real? Was your last phone a nokia 3310 then got an iphone? Using a note 2 shows what power is in a mobile phone id dare you to go against all your friends trends and try it for a week then go back to apple 100% happy I will bet you wont.
          Try to live before you judge and not think your the smartest people around.

          Thank you

  2. Meenah says:

    I had a blackberry for 8 months and it was problematic but the bbm was worth staying for. It was why I was hesitant to switch phones in the first place, but now I have the Samsung galaxy s4 . The phone is pure genius. I mean I haven’t had any problems with it so far and with bbm coming to android, it will only get better. I am soo glad I didn’t buy another blackberry phone.

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