Update: No BBM for iOS on June 27, T-Mobile got it wrong

T-Mobile UK has come out and told the world that we should expect to see BlackBerry Messenger launching for iOS on June 27. While it isn't clear why we should be hearing such a huge piece of news from a carrier, and not from BlackBerry, the Twitter account it came from is the official, verified T-Mobile UK account.

Rumors have been circulating in recent days over when non-BlackBerry users would finally get to experience BBM, and at least on the face of it we don't have to wait too much longer. The message also came accompanied by an Instagram-fresh image of the app running on a Samsung Galaxy S3, but until we hear an official word from BlackBerry, we'll be treating it with a pinch of salt. Our buddies from CrackBerry are on the case, and we'll update when we hear more.

BBM isn't going to be for everyone, but we know there's a lot of you guys out there who are ready to give this a try. Does this latest piece of news increase your anticipation at all?

Update: CrackBerry has heard back from the folks at BlackBerry, and it turns out this one is completely false. There's nothing to suggest exactly where T-Mobile was coming from, but we're back precisely where we were this morning.

Source: T-Mobile UK via CrackBerry

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Update: No BBM for iOS on June 27, T-Mobile got it wrong


Knowing Blackberry's history in terms of the time frame from product announcement to product launch, we should be seeing BBM hit the App Store just in time for Christmas 2015.

Well I wish blackberry the best and hope that they can deliver on this product date. Hopefully by now they have learned not to announce a date until the product is 90% or more finished and they know the can meet the deadline.