BBM starts private beta testing on iOS and Android

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Yes, you read it right. Months after announcing the imminent release of BBM to iOS and Android, reports reveal that Blackberry has privately started testing the application on both platforms.

Invitations via e-mail to test the cross-platform version of the BBM were said to have been sent out to select Beta Zone members. Several users also leaked screen-captured photos of the beta.

“BlackBerry has begun internal testing of BBM on Android and iOS devices. We invited our employees to nominate friends and family to participate in a limited Android beta. Those slots are now full,” a Blackberry spokesperson told The Next Web.

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Upon its official launch, the BBM app will finally be available to Android (4.0 or later) and iOS (6 or later) users.

Article Sources: TheNextWeb and