Rumors of an Android (and iOS for that matter) version of BlackBerry Messenger go way back. We first heard of such possibility at the beginning of March but there was no official confirmation from Research in Motion.

The picture above is allegedly showing off BlackBerry Messenger on Android. The phone is a Blackberry Android Dev Phone with stuck-on buttons but the screen seems to display an early build of RIM’s popular Messenger. According to reports, BlackBerry Messenger for Android might be rolled out at BlackBerry DevCon in San Francisco between October 18 – 20. As always with leaks, make sure you’re a bit skeptical when judging.