Earlier this month it was revealed that the ridiculously popular (among BlackBerry users of course) BlackBerry Messenger would be making its way to iOS.

After the initial announcement, we haven’t heard much of a peep from the folks at RIM about the app’s progress, its release date, or any fears that their app might be outright rejected by the Apple.

Yesterday, a poster on the MacRumors forums claimed that the release date for BBM will be April 26th, less than a month away.

But wait, as iPhoneinCanada has pointed out, there might be more to this story than meets the eye…

The poster on the MacRumors forums states that they attended a social media conference by means of their college, and that RIM was one of the attendants.

They go on to state that RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed that BBM along with “other services” would be released on April 26th, and that it will feature a new notification system.

Now while it’s true that RIM could be taking the low key approach to a product that may or may not receive Apple’s final stamp of authority when it goes before Apple’s approval minions, it strikes us as kind of odd that they would choose to take the subtle approach with a flagship app like BBM.

In a time where RIM’s popularity and stock are waning from constant missteps and miscues, it would seem like they would want to garner as much attention from this announcement as they possibly could.

Ex at iPhoneinCanada did some investigative work, and has found that the poster has a very questionable posting history, numerous locked threads, etc.

So at the end of the day, while it might be true, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibilities that this is just a fabrication by the original source. Get your Morton salt ready.

What do you think? Think we’ll see BBM on April 26th?

[iPhoneinCanada via MacRumors]

  • Saleh

    if this happened i would lick my iphone 😀

  • Saleh

    if this happened i would liick my iphone 😀

    • Jason Masters

      Lmao!! When I see those bbm commercials I crack up I mean really they are trying desperate to coin that phrase it sounds like a bowel movement!!

  • kadz

    lol .. has any1 ever tired to use these guys website .. now i kno why their mobiles are so crappy ..

  • Juan

    I only know 2 people with blackberries. Both have WhatsApp so BBM is just a little too late. plus, the idea of a PIN is ludicrous.

  • Lee

    Here in the uk Blackberries are getting very popular with school children because of there messenger service. My partners daughter has an iphone 4 and wants to change it for a BB, I think for the app to appear on an iPhone would be like helping the competition I doubt thats likely. Be great if it did but I dont think so.

    • Fred

      Tell her to just use Whatsapp from Appstrore to connect with her BB friends. Whatsapp is a free app in most BB devices.

  • agentk98

    Hope it eventually make its way to iOS. Ive got an iPhone and a BB right now because a lot of clients, colleagues and friends are on BB groups.
    But then again i hope not too soon because theres no Unlock out yet! I’ll be bugging the dev-team a lot if that pans out. Lol

  • amir

    I would actually throw my 4 day old blackberry at the wall because i traded my iPhone for a blackberry mostly for BBM :L

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  • NaeD

    I was informed by a blackberry representative that the nvm services would appear as an iPhone app in spring… I thought at the time he was joking, guess I could be wrong

  • NaeD

    BBM not nvm (stupid iPhone spelling)