Wednesday, 23 October 2013

BBM For Android And iPhone Devices Has Finally Arrived

The much anticipated BBM App for Android and iPhone devices has hit the Google play store and Apple's App store yesterday - 22 October 2013 after much ado.

According to a BlackBerry statement, the company revealed that  within 24hours of the launch of  BBM for Android and iPhone, it has been downloaded more than 10 million times. In what the company describes as "one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date" . 

BBM for Android and iPhone was downloaded by five million users within the first eight hours of its release, @BBM on twitter confirmed.

Andrew Bocking, BlackBerry's executive vice president of BBM, said, "This has been an incredible launch for BBM across Android and iPhone devices. The mobile messaging market is full of opportunity for BBM. We intend to be the leading private social network for everyone who needs the immediate communication and collaboration of instant messaging combined with the privacy, control and reliability delivered through BBM."

Around six million people signed up for email updates on, according to Bocking. And to ensure this rollout goes more smoothly than the last one, BlackBerry has implemented the following roll out schedule:

  • Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit from your Android or iPhone browser
  • Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  • We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM
Jokingly, only users that sign up for the BBM arrival alert on with their E-mail address can download and start using the IM messenger instantly. But if you didn't sign up for the Email alert, you’ll have to wait for BlackBerry to activate your account using your Email address.

Once your email has reached the front of the queue you’ll receive an email from BlackBerry and you can then –– and only then –– start using BBM. However have  figured out how you can bypass the Blackberry waitlist - try it if you are in a haste to get the app running on device.

For lovers of cheap-end Android devices like Tecno and Gionee phones ( like The BBM will available on all Android phones running Android 4.0 and higher -- irrespective of the manufacturer and iPhone running  iOS 6 or iOS 7. So guys we don't have anything to loose anyway. However Tablet devices  are not supported.

Click for BBM User Guide and Features  for both iOS and  Android

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