Update: Viber is now available in BlackBerry World. Link is at the bottom of this article. Please note that since it has just gone live it is still making its way through the BlackBerry World servers. It may show as unavailable for some or it may give you an unable to purchase error. Just check back later if this shows for you. Also, note that it is an Android port.
It has been a long time coming but Viber is finally coming to BlackBerry 10. Viber had been going back and forth with their decision to bring their app to BlackBerry 10 over the past year, leaving users to sideload the app or look for alternatives. Back in March 2013 they had announced they were working on an app and would bring voice support when they launched on BlackBerry 10. After months of waiting, they then announced they would no longer be bringing Viber to BlackBerry 10 in October 2013. Changing their minds again, in March 2014, they responded to a tweet saying they would be bringing Viber to BlackBerry 10.
The wait is now over for those still using Viber. It will be available in BlackBerry World really soon. No word yet on whether it is an Android port or native app. Viber CEO, Talmon Marco did have this to say about the BlackBerry 10 version though.
"Our BlackBerry 10 app is a beautiful twist on our design delivering the most up to date experience for our users."
BlackBerry 10 Viber features include:
- Text with your friends in one-on-one and group conversations
- Make free calls with HD sound quality
- Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons
- Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a message or call, even when Viber is off
- Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac
- Translated into 34 languages
- Viber Out
- Viber Sticker Market
At this moment it is only available for the BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and upcoming Z3. Q-devices will have to wait. No time frame has been given on availability at this time.