What a nice surprise from the BBM team today as Jeff Gadway takes to the InsideBlackBerry Blog to let us know that a BBM update will soon be available for Android Gingerbread users running 2.3.3+ or higher. This is fantastic news that allows loads more users onto BBM from the Android camp.

Gadway makes note of a recent study that indicates Gingerbread accounts for around 21 percent of the userbase among Android users. This update allows millions more the ability to enjoy BBM on their devices. The application will soon be entering an external beta ahead of the launch in February.

Keep it locked here for more. And keep up the great work BBM!