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RIM Quashes BlackBerry Messenger iOS App Reports

A rumour that has been circulating around the net suggesting that the BlackBerry Messenger app will become available for Apple's iOS platform in April, has finally been shot down by representatives of Research in Motion.

The rumour kicked off on Tuesday night when a member of the MacRumors forum claimed to have attended a social conference in Torronto with Jim Basillie, RIM’s CEO, and that the chief executive had assured her about the messaging platform being available for Apple’s iOS in April, this year.

“RIM’s CEO Jim Balsillie revealed that they plan to bring BBM and 'other services' to iPhone on April 26 via the app store,” the user had posted. Many news sites were quick to report the information.

Countering this claim, the company said in a statement to Boy Genius Report, “RIM did not hold a conference in Toronto this week, and Jim Basillie did not speak at any event in Toronto this week,”

Earlier this month, BGR also claimed that Blackberry messenger was due to hit Android at some time this year, eventually making its way to Apple's iOS platform. BGR still stands by its claim, but also admitted that its not going to happen any time soon. The BBM app for Android and iOS is expected to be a stripped down version of the original BBM service.