Well, we told you to grab some salt, didn’t we?

Boy Genius Report reached out to RIM earlier today for an official statement on the BlackBerry Messenger release date rumors swirling around the web, and what they found doesn’t surprise us.

The BlackBerry Messenger app is still a go, just not a go for April 26th like the rumors suggested.

In fact, the whole rumor than RIM CEO Jim Balsillie attended conference this week in Canada is in itself false…

A rep for RIM confirmed that, “RIM did not hold a conference in Toronto this week, and Jim Balsillie did not speak at any event in Toronto this week.”

Yeah, we kind of figured that.

That being said, the BlackBerry Messenger App is still a go as far as we can discern, but there’s still no solid release date to go by thus far.

Do you think BBM will ever see the light of day on iOS?

  • lawrence091

    Hmm I never really saw the point of it even when I had a Blackberry Curve..I would just text message. I was dumb back then and never got the iPhone 3G because I didn’t want the touch screen buttons, so I chose the curve instead. What a mistake! I love the iPhone 4 to death and everything about it. Even if we could never jailbreak again it’s still the best phone ever!

  • I’m no BB expert but I wonder if there are implications to giving every IOS device a Blackberry PIN (even if it is a software one)?

  • Ade Aderinto

    I have an iphone4 and also a blackberry touch. I am not sure what RIM’s business model is, because releasing this to IOS or even to android will drastically affect their device sales. I would gladly buy it for my iPhone and dump my blackberry.

  • Ade Aderinto

    I have an iphone4 and also a blackberry touch. I am not sure what RIM’s business model is, because releasing this to IOS or even to android will drastically affect their device sales.

  • Darron Miller

    Excellent!!! Using Pingchat! now to communicate with mey BB friends. This is excellent news!

  • six4seven

    I can’t wait for this to drop. You do know that it will likely be on a subscription plan. Let’s not forget that RIM makes money not only off hard-ware, but primarily from their blackberry data plans. When you buy a BB you also subscribe to their data plan via mobile carrier. BBM will likely be based on this same model.

    Are you willing to pay a monthly fee for BBM? I’m sad to say that I AM. cuz i miss that ish.

  • so1id

    I still don’t get it… We have WhatsApp and that works fine…

  • Scott

    I Jim Balsillie should focus on buying the Phoenix Coyotes. RIM is going south and releasing this app makes little sense.

  • DIno

    To me the BBM is only worth it if you have lots of friends using BB’s. But if it comes to the iPhone it would be cool since most phone users now are either BB users or iPhone users.

  • would that apply in italy

  • BBM is easily the top smartphone messaging app I’ve ever used. I enjoy it because its amazingly fast and it seamlessly “just works” between WiFi and 3G data coverage. Its even received accolades for its top notch message encryption techniques – which is essential in this era of technology. Hopefully BBM for iPhone gives RIM the catapult forward it surely needs!

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