There’s actually a lot of drama behind this announcement. Two years ago BGR got information that BBM was going to be available on Android and iOS, the news went viral then BlackBerry CEO (now former CEO) explained how BlackBerry has no plans on releasing BBM on other mobile platforms.
Today on a more brighter day, BlackBerry decided they would go ahead with it. It’s very hard not to with cross-platform apps like Whatsapp and Skype having a huge market share, I don’t think BlackBerry had much of a choice. Well I’m happy they’re finally going ahead with it, should be released this summer.[Source]