BBM for Android delayed, BlackBerry asks for your patience

BBM for Android delayed, BlackBerry asks for your patience
BlackBerry has put up a message on its Facebook site asking for patience from those who have been waiting all morning to install BBM for iOS or BBM for Android. Earlier today, we were told to expect BBM for Android to arrive at the Google Play Store at 7am EDT and five hours later for iOS users.  The message reads "Thanks for your patience. Working hard to get you the real BBM ASAP. We'll let you know when it is live."

Instead, we have heard that iTunes in New Zealand has displayed BlackBerry Messenger while in the Google Play Store a number of fakes have been listed. Keep in mind that the real BBM app is not going to spell BlackBerry without that second capitalized "B".

We are hoping that the real app manifests itself soon in the Google Play Store, and in more locations for iTunes. If you have loaded the app on to your phone, let us know by dropping us a line in the box below.

source: BlackBerry

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28 Comments

1. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I already try it, live for 2 hours. send recive and invite from all blackberry phone. but now only works with android to android. they cut the connection to BB phone

8. nadarbsm

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

true.. works fine for all Android to Android or iPhone & vise versa... but can only sent to Blackberry device, cant receive... :(

22. dyzach

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

This is similar to the BlackBerry Messenger application for BlackBerry grade 10 (eg Z10 and Q10). If you have a friend who has a Z10 or Q10, maybe you can try it. I've been able to connect with a friend who uses Z10.

2. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

How long for god sake ! Been waiting from hours now and searching online everywhere.

3. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Their official account is Blackberry Limited. Keep refreshing that user and hopefully we'll see it soon enough. play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=BlackBerry​+Limited

4. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Mine works fine with both BB and Android phones here in UK, just download the apk and sign in normally, i got a pin when i signed up

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

can i ask why an average messaging service is so important to some people?

10. Valdomero

Posts: 683; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

for communication purposes, because BBM offers more security than whatsapp in the matter of user privacy and encrypted messaging. In any case, I want to try it out, who knows... maybe BBM will replace whatsapp in time.

15. nadarbsm

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

well said bro... soon BBM will replace Whatsapp for most of the Android & iPhone users...

23. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I'm interested to try it, but let's not underestimate the popularity and out-of-the-box ease of use of iMessage (and text messaging). I think the novelty of BBM will be short lived on iPhones and not much better on Android.

6. nadarbsm

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

patience..?? waited for more than 5 hrs for the official BBM app... got the leaked app now & works just fine... :D

9. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Delays after announcements is why BB is where it is today.

13. Valdomero

Posts: 683; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Maybe they're resolving the issue of communication, read comments #1 and #8. But yeah, they're always late.

17. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

yup, i'm not surprised... its BB , delays are in their DNA

11. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

working for android, iPhone and BlackBerry contact. this is a working link http://techenthu.com/BBM.apk pls give me a thumps up if u like my post

12. cpuntonet

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Not true. its here and i am suing it. actualtecnologia.com/vinculo-para-la-descarga-de-b​bm-android/

26. HASHTAG unregistered

Not true? So you're saying Blackberry is lying?

14. ermond012

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

Hi guys, question. I'm from the Philippines and been waiting a couple of hours and of course not yet available in Play Store. I tried the leaked APK but I had problems with the network connection, that was the prompt. So I deleted the file. Not sure what's wrong as I have a strong connection. With this, does it only need internet or Wi-Fi connection and you're good to go? Or does this need to have a special subscription cos here in the Philippines we have a separate subscription for the BBM for us to use BIS. Appreciate any response. Thanks. :)

25. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Same here also. I installed bbm from a leaked apk, I can't use it coz it asked for wifi connection. Im using an internet simcard, and keep asking once open the app. It is also running in my notification with a connected status. If this is the cause of delay, I hope BlackBerry wil fix it and let us use any tupe of internet connection, smae with other messenger apps. If not I will go back to whatsapp.

16. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

@ermond012. it's not about Philippines only. the leak version allow you to create bbid and got stuck at setting up. I had same issue for 4hrs until I got a working apk. try this link http://techenthu.com/BBM.apk this one is 14.1mb while d leaked one was 13.1mb

18. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

13.1 mb is beta apk

19. akashdangayach

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

iTunes in India has got BBM :)

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They've truly screwed up this launch, I must say. Not doing themselves much justice. This will be on the news, and they just don't need more negative news at this point.

21. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

doesnt matter, they already have lots of negative things... this bbm fiasco is only like throwing pinch of salt to their sea of negativity

24. m_smart_guy

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

any updates on bbm on android

27. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I found a link here seems to be fully functional apphttps://m.app.box.com/view_shared/fubhyaapcu16rvkiwvyc

28. Topspliff

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Crazy monkey that link is out of bandwidth so I guess a lot of folks are really pissed at waiting for the playstore to sort themselves out and just trying desperately! It's now 9am here in Indonesia and still no sign, fingers crossed it gets here today, and let's hope it's worththe wait as more and mo re people are going to WhatsApp.

29. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Did they removed some of the fake BBM in the Play Store? Lol

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