BlackBerry Bringing Messenger to iPhone

BlackBerry will be extending its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch this summer, finally bringing its popular messaging service to Apple's mobile platform. When BBM for iOS ships it will mark the first time BlackBerry will have offered its messaging service outside of its own devices.

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The company said the iOS version of BBM will include multi-person chat support, voice note sharing, and BlackBerry Groups for sharing calendars, files and photos.

According to BlackBerry, BBM includes over 60 million active users every month sending over 10 billion messages a day, which fits with the company's claims that it has the most popular messaging service.

The company plans to release an Android version of BBM this summer, too, which will extend the service to both of the major players in the mobile OS game.

BlackBerry said its iOS and Android BBM apps will be free when they ship this summer.