Reports: BBM will launch on Android and iOS

SHARE reports that Research In Motion has plans to launch its proprietary messaging service—BlackBerry Messenger—on Android phones and soon on the iOS platform too. While details haven’t been finalized and no announcement has been made from RIM’s side yet, Jonathan Geller of reports that the company might make the software free for users.

Why did RIM decide on giving users of other platforms access to BBM? More importantly, is this true? Your guess is as good as ours.