After failing to launch the BlackBerry Messenger application on Android and iOS platforms, we are now getting reports that a new BBM for Android beta has been released to those selected as part of the beta test group. Although the majority of people will still have to wait to use it, this is a nice sign that things are still moving ahead on the matter.
According to some of the emails we've received, the latest beta has some changes in place from previous versions aside from the normal bug fixes. A new welcome screen explaining the app notifications is now present, the persistent notification running in the status bar can now optionally be disabled and finally, the UI as a whole has received some more polish.

BlackBerry has reportedly unveiled a 4.7 billion dollar deal, set to be acquired by billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial, who is touted to be Canada’s 'Warren Buffet'. The preliminary deal is subject to a six-week period of due diligence, which is expected to be completed by November 4.

As expected, no mention was made on a potential release date to beta testers but at the very least, we now know things are moving ahead and that's a nice sign of BlackBerry stays true to their previous comments about the cross-platform launch of BBM.

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