BlackBerry resumes rollout of BBM for Android and iOS on a first-come, first-served basis

By on October 21, 2013, 4:30 PM
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BlackBerry on Monday resumed the rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone after postponing the launch late last month. The free app should now be available via Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores as of writing according to a BlackBerry blog post on the matter.

The app was supposed to launch last month but plans were put on hold at the last minute. According to the company, an unreleased version of BBM for Android found its way onto the net ahead of the public launch which caused an insurmountable amount of technical issues. BlackBerry was forced to postpone the launch and disable support for the Android app. Those that were able to download the iOS app were allowed to continue to use it, however.

To ensure a smooth rollout, the company will be implementing a first-come, first-served system. To get started, simply download BBM and run the app. You’ll be asked to enter your e-mail address to hold your spot in line. Once your number comes up, you’ll be sent an e-mail and can start using BBM right away.

BlackBerry said that roughly six million people signed up to be notified when the app would become available once again. Those people will all be allowed to use the app right away, we’re told. Users are encouraged to follow BBM on Twitter to see how quickly the line is moving at any given time.

If you are interested in downloading BBM for your mobile phone, please go here.




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St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

What are the benefits of using BBM? BB users don't exist anymore and there's plenty of cross-platform chat tools in the wild already.

1 person liked this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

What are the benefits of using BBM? BB users don't exist anymore and there's plenty of cross-platform chat tools in the wild already.

Maybe not where you come from but BBM & BB phones are still wildly popular in other parts of the world.

1 person liked this | t3chn0vamp said:

I have known BB phones being most secured. So I hope BBM for android will bring the same level of security. Anyway I got my BBM set up and it looks smooth and clear. Will have to wait to explore more features.

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