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BBM for Android and BBM for iOS to be released today

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BBM for Android and BBM for iOS to be released today
About a month after the first attempt failed, BlackBerry is planning on trying once again to get BBM for iOS and BBM for Android available for users of those two platforms. On Monday, BlackBerry crowed about the 1.1 million Android users that installed an unreleased version of  the app back in September. It was that unofficial version, along with a number of bogus BBM apps put up in the Google Play Store, that made BlackBerry's task too difficult to complete at the time. Meanwhile, more than 1 million Apple iPhone users have sideloaded BBM on their phone.

According to the beleaguered Canadian manufacturer, the best way to download BBM on your iOS or Android phone is to visit BBM.com from your iPhone or Android browser. Install the app, enter your email address and BlackBerry will send you a message when you are at the "front of the line" and can use BBM. You can follow the line at @BBM on Twitter If you already signed up with BBM.com, you can start using BBM immediately.

BlackBerry says its developers have been working around the clock and made some upgrades to BBM during the past month. This is a great idea from BlackBerry because instead of going to your phone's app store and putting up with a number of bogus BBM apps, you are going straight to BlackBerry to install it.

We should point out that the app will still be available within hours, from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

source: BlackBerry

UPDATE: BBM for Android is now available from the Google Play Store and

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posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:11 2

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


To late, I've no need for this now.
Just biding my time, Nexus owner.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:12

2. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 113; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


waiting

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:14 1

3. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Ugh, they were a little too late on this one. Already went elsewhere. Still wish them the best though!

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:38

4. tatail (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Late but still welcome because of the features it brings to table..

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:40 1

5. robocopvn (Posts: 180; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


their BB10 is too late, their BBM is too late. .. too late too late

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:58 1

6. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 105; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


A letter to BB, you are dead. Please act like it. You are not a zombie!!! BBM will not bring you back from the dead.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:41

9. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


play store link is not working...It says 'item not found'...Looks like the old drama is going to repeat again

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:41 1

17. Izoe (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


go to bbm.com on your phone browser

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 00:37

19. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


yes installed now...but whats the point of installing when you cant use it....they r asking to enter email and when you come in front row, they will intimate. Now wht the hell is this?
If you cant release a app on a large scale, why build it then??
Its like you have a girl on bed with you but you cant touch her..lol

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 01:14

20. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


Yeahhhh...finally its working..but none of my contact is on BBM right now..haha

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:50 1

10. md227a (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


IOS version is up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbm/id690046600?mt=8

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:02

11. DRAPicard (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)


I am still interested to see what this system is like. There are already so many other good options for free messaging/chatting, how will BBM for Android compare?
I don't think that BB is under any illusions that this free service will somehow make them relevant with the average consumer anymore, but it could bring up their brand value while they are looking for a buyout. And if this can keep a small piece of their legacy going forward, I'm just fine with that. I will be downloading and playing around with it this afternoon as soon as it is downloadable.....

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:05

13. SoyNumeroCinco (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I used on Android and it was way better than whatsapp, line kik and similar. I liked it very much, and I never used before, as I never owned a blackberry phone.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:03 1

12. SoyNumeroCinco (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I will wait and install the official version. Not a cracked leaked one.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:07

14. md227a (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I'm waiting for the play store version to install on my S4. What to see how it compares to hamgouts

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:08

15. Carlitos (Posts: 322; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Its up for Play Store. Just download it!

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:30

16. StellaR (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


yeah, I just downloaded it !!

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:27

18. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


i jst downloaded bbm on my android but i dont hav any bbm contact, can any one send me the invite ...... :)

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