BlackBerry's popular BBM messaging service launching on Android and iOS this weekend

They may be on the verge of releasing nearly half of their workforce, but it’s still business as usual at BlackBerry as they prepare to launch their popular instant messaging service across the two big mobile OS platforms.

Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store. Customers will also be able to download BBM by visiting www.BBM.com from their smartphone browser. BBM runs in the background and is always on, meaning that messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds. It also keeps a record of messages that have been delivered and read, and uses a PIN to keep contacts and information secure.

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