Steve Kovach, Business Insider
BBM on BlackBerry's new Q10 phone.
There's a report spreading around today that BBM is coming to iPhones and Android devices on June 27.
The report is based on a tweet from T-Mobile's UK account, but the tweet has been deleted.
According to a source with knowledge of BlackBerry's plans, the June 27 launch date for BBM on Android and iPhone is not correct. In fact, our source called all those stories you may have read "bogus."
It's unclear why T-Mobile tweeted that information in the first place, but it's not correct. There were some scattered reports yesterday with the June 27 launch date, so it's possible whoever runs the T-Mobile UK Twitter account picked up on those without checking with the higher ups.
For example, GSM Arena wrote a story on June 4 that said BBM was coming to Android and iPhone on June 27. That story was based on a tweet from a BlackBerry account that doesn't appear to exist anymore.
BBM is BlackBerry's messaging service. The company announced last month that it will expand the app to Android phones and the iPhone later this year, but did not give a solid release date.
Be patient. BBM is coming. Just not on June 27.
UPDATE: BlackBerry PR confirmed to CrackBerry that BBM will not launch on Android and iPhone on June 27.
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