BBM for Android and BBM for iOS to be released today
posted by Alan F. / Oct 21, 2013, 12:05 PM
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.
UPDATE: BBM for Android is now available from the Google Play Store and
This story is part of:BBM for Android and iOS (12 updates)
21 October BlackBerry releases BBM how-to videos for iOS and Android Ok, you've gone ahead and downloaded BBM on your phone; now what? Thanks to a series of videos released today by BlackBerry, you will see step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and create a group, know when a message you've sent has been read, setting up a multi-person chat, how to set up a contacts list using PINs, how to share pictures, and more...
21 October BBM for Android and BBM for iOS now available from the App Store and Google Play Store For those who don't feel like going to BBM.com and registering your email address before getting the OK from BlackBerry to run BBM, the long awaited messaging app is now available from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store; those who only know of BlackBerry from reading about the company's problems, or from doing a quick once-over of a BlackBerry model at a phone store, will be surprised at how much thought the Canadian based OEM put in BBM in the first place...
Now reading21 October 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.
15 October BlackBerry CMO says BBM for Android and BBM for iOS is just days away Here is some great news for Android and iOS owners who have been waiting for a few weeks for another shot at installing BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben said on Monday that he expects BBM for iOS and BBM for Android to both be available "within days"; the social messaging application, which previously had been made available to BlackBerry users only, allows for group chats with as many as 30 people at one time...
3 October BBM beta testing starts again with new version of the app Stop us if you've heard this before. BBM for Android is undergoing a beta test; actually, after the failed attempt to push out its fabled messaging service to Android users two weekends ago, the Canadian manufacturer is starting again with some changes. Those testing the app talk of a new 'Welcome screen' that explains app notifications and the constant notifications in the status bar can be disabled...
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play store link is not working...It says 'item not found'...Looks like the old drama is going to repeat again
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 1:41 PM 0
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go to bbm.com on your phone browser
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 2:41 PM 1
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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 Oct 22, 2013, 12:37 AM 0
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IOS version is up https://itunes.apple.com/us/ap
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 1:50 PM 1
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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 Oct 21, 2013, 2:02 PM 0
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