BBM will be available for Android smart phones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean beginning at 4.30pm on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01am local time on September 22.

A lot of fake apps are currently on Google Play Store fooling thousands of consumers. One such app was called ‘Blackberry Messenger BBM” and was downloaded by over 100,000 users until it was removed from the store. However, the official BBM app is only available in New Zealand for iPhone customers. Global roll out is underway. The official Android version will show up here when it is released.

Initially, when Blackberry made the announcement of making BBM available to all, a lot of users and non-users reacted to the big move with mixed opinions.

BBM has more than 60 million monthly active customers on BlackBerry alone and this figure is expected to multiply with the popular messaging app becoming available on the two most popular mobile platforms.

Sunil Lalvani, the company’s India managing director, spoke on how BBM will be more secure than any other instant messenger tools and how this will help the company on its way forward.

Another way to keep yourself updated and get the official link is here.

Latest:

BBM for iPhone is now available on the App Store for UAE.

Indian iPhone users get BBM at the stipulated time. Android users still stay disappointed.

Quitely slamming the fake apps and confirming that the wait is not over yet.

Australia gets BBM on their iPhones. Android roll out hasn’t even started yet.

Could be a while before BBM is rolled out for Android and Apple users in India. Looks like we have some waiting to do.

It’s already been an hour and a half, and there is no information on the possible reason for delay of the release of BBM for Android. The official twitter account tweeted the following.

BBM just announced its release for iPhone users in New Zealand.