BBM for Android and iOS

Blackberry’s weekend woes: Stops rollout of BBM for Android and iOS

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BBM for Android and iOS

It’s been a month of Apple’s domination all over the world with the release of two new iPhone’s named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The launch happened in the early second week and the mobile was on sale from the third week. If you look into deep, it’s Apple which has made the news for this month. It was said that iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are expected to make a sale of nearly close to 6 to 8 Million where Apple did sell 5 millions of iPhone 5 mobiles last year. Reports from Fortune says that Apple’s stock for the month of September got sold out in less than 24 hours of iPhone 5S release. Incredible. Isn’t it?! Okay. That was all about Apple for now.

Now moving on to another interesting news. It’s now time for Blackberry. It was their turn to make the news. Even though Blackberry doesn’t make much of news, this time they had to take it on themselves after the much awaited release of BBM for Android and iOS hit a block.

Having said that the famous messaging app from Blackberry will be available for Android and iOS versions got rolled out. It was the first time Blackberry is allowing it’s brand application to third party platforms. Earlier, Blackberry had planned to release BBM for Android on Saturday and iOS by Sunday. Unfortunately, nothing happened as expected for Blackberry. Reports said that Unreleased version of BBM app for Android came out and has reached more than 1.1 Million users in less time. With the immediate effect Blackberry has put the service on hold. And kept posting statements regarding the leaked version of the popular app by mentioning that they will be disabling the version as early as possible.

Later, in the early hours of Sunday, Blackberry had released it’s iOS version of BBM and rolled back after some reasonable amount of time stating that they would come back soon after rectifying few changes that have to be made. It also mentioned that users who have already installed the app on their iPhone can use the app normally. But for the users who didn’t install the app needs to wait. Guess, it will be a long wait.

Here is what the Blackberry statement says.

“Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.”

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