Sunil Lalvani, managing director for BlackBerry India, apparently confirmed in an interview with IBN Live that BlackBerry Messenger will launch on Android in the next two months. The executive reiterated earlier statements made by BlackBerry that the service will launch this summer, however he was quick to add that in North America summer doesn’t end until September. When asked to clarify his comments and whether BBM would be available before the end of the September, IBN Live noted that Lalvani’s “response was in the affirmative.” A bogus BBM app recently appeared on Google Play and revealed that there is in fact a surprising amount of demand for the messaging service. The fake app racked up more than 100,000 downloads in only a few hours before being pulled from the marketplace.
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