Thorsten Heins, hte head of BlackBerry announced Friday that the popular messenger BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be available for iOS and Android “before the end of the summer.” This information was announced by general director during the financial statements announcements for the first fiscal quarter.
Owners of mobile devices based on iOS and Android will be able to download the application BlackBerry Messenger in the next two months. According to Haynes, the program is free and is available on devices running iOS 6, Android 4.0 and above.
At first, the competing systems will be only the basic functionality of the service, including messaging and with groups. In the messenger will be missing components such as BBM Voice and BBM Channel, including companion screen and broadcast video. All the above should be included in BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android later this year.
BlackBerry announced a net loss for the I quarter of 2013-2014 fiscal year, which greatly surprised analysts. In addition, the company reported a weak supply of the latest smartphones on the BlackBerry 10 platform. Against the background of the publication of reports from the Canadian manufacturer shares on the Nasdaq experienced a record decline in the history of the corporation – to $ 10.6 (-26.94%).
BlackBerry has reported a net loss of $ 84 million (a loss of $ 0.13 / share) for the first quarter of 2013-2014 ended May 31, 2013, and reported that the dealers supplied only 2.7 million new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, revenue amounted to $ 3.1 billion with market experts expected the company I finished the quarter with a profit of 0.06 dollars. / share and revenue of $ 3.36 billion.