For those who don’t know what BBM is, take a seat. BBM stands for BlackBerry Messenger, and is RIM’s exclusive messaging service that makes keeping in touch with fellow BlackBerry owners a cinch.

Last month we heard rumors tossed around that the exclusive messaging service would finally make its way to iOS at the end of April. The gossip was later denied by the BlackBerry maker in an official statement to BGR. Well, it looks like if RIM isn’t gonna bring BBM to iOS, someone else might have to…

ModMyi forums have been buzzing over the last month with an interesting thread titled “IPHONE messaging to BBM.” Back on March 11th, a user by the name of Mottix started the thread along with a post that read “I’m looking for beta testers next month. Any volunteers?

The app he’s talking about is a messaging app named Mottix, that supposedly connects with BBM servers. It’s not a look-alike app like What’s App or Kik, it directly connects with BBM networks. BlackBerry users won’t have to download any kind of 3rd party software.

Mottix claims that their lawyers are filing patents and that they have found no reason why Apple or RIM would disapprove of the application. He notes that his attorneys have investigated the matter thoroughly, and they have no evidence of it violating any end user agreements.

The thread-starter  stays extremely active in the forum. He responds to criticism, answers questions, and has even set up a Twitter account for the application. Having said that, I have to believe this is some sort of elaborate hoax.

Although he has provided screen shots, no one has yet actually seen the application. Mottix told the forum that his company has selected an MMi moderator to be the first beta tester, and that more would follow.

If by some miracle this thing does materialize, they are claiming that they will launch the app in Cydia first to avoid server overloads. They are afraid that if it is launched in the iTunes App Store, the demand would exceed their current server capabilities.

The thread was still going on as of 10PM last night. I’m a believe-it-when-I-see-it kind of guy, but I can’t imagine what someone would have to gain by dragging out a false story this long. Then again, this is the internet. I also don’t see RIM letting something like this fly, especially since they’ve confirmed the existence of an actual iOS BBM app.

What do you think, real or fake?

  • Al Marar


    i hope

  • AMB

    FYI, I’m pretty sure RIM didn’t deny the fact that BBM is coming to iOS… they just denied the rumor that it was coming out this month.

    BBM is still coming out on iOS as far as I know, just not now. Oh and I see no way that this motix app is real, I call it fake as well.

  • Ellis

    So “Get a new Motix” account spells Motix differently than the company name, Mottix? Definitely very fishy. I’ll label this as FAKE. Oh and the other BBM_iPhone twitter account is spamming ads for Bongs.

  • Muesli

    BB stands to loose HW sales by opening up up BBM to iOS. They werent about to loose SW sales too.

  • andrew

    “I’m a believe-it-when-I-see-it kind of guy…”
    if all of the authors on this website were like you, we wouldn’t have anything to read! 🙂

  • roxan

    i believe in all the roomers specially form iDB cause sooner or later they have to be relesed.. n with this launch Fo|ok u blackberry the fingers r always up 4 u guys 🙂 iPhone rockx anyday

    • Jabanero

      What language is this ?

    • Fidi

      Probably Roomeranian.

  • tommy

    4Get all this crap iDB(developers) please launch a crack bbm rather than waiting for the official crack 🙁 i dont want to buy a blackberry but all my friends r using blackberry n i feel very lol in front of them.. cause all i have is i touch screen but no internet services … vodafone india suckss those big fat dicks of those black hutch puppies


    it looks like yahoo messenger wat is the difference.. well blackBerry is BlackBerry …iporn cannot take it over any day …

    • kadz

      iporn .. where can i buy one ?

      how much better is it than the blackberry ?