Blackberry messenger for Android was scheduled yesterday, but missed the release time.
The app will be available for devices running on Android 4.0 and up. For Apple, iOS 6 and iOS 7 will get to use Blackberry’s instant chat application.
BlackBerry has certainly made us wait for the instant messaging app to arrive on other phones. Sadly scammers have taken advantage of the wait to fill Google Play with fake BBM apps, targeting eager ex-BlackBerry owners with ads, spam or worse.
A lot of fake apps are currently on Google Play Store fooling thousands of consumers. One such app was called Blackberry Messenger BBM” and was downloaded by over 100,000 users until it was removed from the store. However, the official BBM app is only available in New Zealand for iPhone customers.
BBM has more than 60 million monthly active customers on BlackBerry alone and this figure is expected to multiply with the popular messaging app becoming available on the two most popular mobile platforms.
To keep yourself updated and get the official link is here.
* According to the latest reports, Blackberry messenger has discontinued all roll out operations even for iPhone users. Unexpected issues with respect to the unreleased BBM for Android was stated as the reason to stall the roll out. Blackberry’s official blog confirms that an unreleased version of the app for BBM was posted online. The app caused issues due to which the roll out had to be abandoned to address the issue. Blackberry asserts that their team is working round the clock to fix it. They also confirmed that the roll out will be staggered.
* Blackberry messenger for iPhone is now available on the App Store for UAE.