Since rumors first appeared last March that the popular BlackBerry Messenger could possibly be coming to Android and iOS, people have wondered how it would be handled. Would this be a free app? Could users of other operating systems finally communicate with their BlackBerry loving friends on their messaging platform of choice? While the latter was a given if the rumors were true, we may now finally know more about the former.
The other day an employee at Research In Motion (RIM) reached out to us with some pictures of BBM running on an Android device. The same source has now come back with some info on how much it’ll cost. No, it won’t be free to use BBM on Android, but will instead cost you $3.99 a month in the U.S. and £5 in the U.K. Our anonymous source also stated that the plan is still to debut at BlackBerry DevCon starting on October 18 in San Francisco. While it is said the app will debut there, it is not expected to be available until some time before the end of the year.
As with any rumor of this nature, you must take it with a grain of salt, but with the start date of DevCon quickly approaching, it won’t take us long to learn how on the money this is or not. We’ve asked for any sort of photographic proof and we’ll update this post should we receive any.
What do you think? Would you be willing to pay a monthly for BBM on your Android device?