UPDATE: Other outlets are now reporting that closed betas with a limited number of spots (which have since been filled) of BBM for both Android and iOS have begun.
In an exclusive leak, BGR posted an image of the app running on a Samsung Galaxy S III earlier today, proof that the software hasn’t made the unfortunate transition into vaporware. The image is only of the login screen, as BGR indicated that it could not show more, lest it reveal any “identifying marks.” The blog was also told that BBM is scheduled to launch in the “not-too-distant future.”
That said, BlackBerry is very much taking its time with the app’s release. When it was first announced at BlackBerry Live earlier this year that BBM would be coming to Android and iOS, CEO Thorsten Heins declined to offer an exact release date and instead simply said that it would be coming this summer. Then, T-Mobile UK later “confirmed” that BBM would be released on Android and iOS on June 27, but that date has since come and gone with no release and without a word from BlackBerry. The company continues to remain quiet, but hopefully this image is a sign that it won’t be long before the messaging app finally makes its landing.