It has taken a really long time, but BlackBerry has finally decided to tear down the closed gates and bring BBM to iOS and Apple — one of the reasons its platform is well known in the first place. With all the cross platform messengers that exist such as Whatsapp, Viber, Line, and even Facebook Messenger, it only makes sense for the company to push forward in this direction after many years and keep BBM relevant in the long run. Existing users will jump for joy with the ability to communicate with outside users who are not normally associated in their BlackBerry circles. According to the press release, BlackBerry intends to launch the application sometime this summer pending approval from Google Play and the App Store. The application will initially be supported for iOS 6 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).