Monday, October 21, 2013

BBM Rolls Out for Android and iOS, Officially

BlackBerry has finally been able to roll out their chat messaging service BBM to Android and iOS successfully today. They provided the update in their blog, http://blogs.blackberry.com/2013/10/bbm-android-iphone-launch/

BBM for Android and iOS

This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!* In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.

The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be amazing. About six million people signed up for information about BBM at BBM.com. As you know, in just seven hours, about one million Android users were using the unreleased version of BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to “side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.


BBM for Android and iOS
A capture from http://us.blackberry.com

BlackBerry messed up the things last time around when BBM was on the brink of the launch and it was pulled off at the last minute with no formal statements from BlackBerry at that time. They were criticized heavily for that fiasco and with glooming times they were in, it was being said that it was all over for BlackBerry, but they kept on working and have been finally able to release the app on cross platform smoothly.

BBM at Google store has got mostly the positive reviews at 4.4 stars and on iTunes, it has got over 4.6 Stars.

Samsung customers in Sub-Sahara Africa can download BBM today from the Samsung Apps store. iPhone and other Android users in Africa will be able to download the app in three day's time.

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