It was rumored that RIM might release an iOS application of the BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, just to make the service more popular. Though, it could have a negative impact on the overall sells of their products. At present, RIM doesn’t have plans to take BBM to the iOS platform so there will not be any cross-platform messaging.
BBM is one of the key unique features that BlackBerry users have come to love. As a messaging app, messages are delivered quickly and securely–much like an SMS or push email. There is also notifications for when messages are sent or read so you’ll know if the recipient has opened your messages. Best of all, for text-happy teens who are in the BlackBerry circle, you can eschew a text messaging plan and just consume data with BBM.
Most recently, Research in Motion had announced that it was opening up BBM so BlackBerry developers can integrate BBM and make it a social feature in their own apps.
Also, RIM has announced that it is opening the BBM for the developers so that they can integrate it in the application and take it to the next level. This conclude that BBM will not be available for iOS anytime soon.