BBM for Android delayed, BlackBerry asks for your patience
posted by Alan F. / Sep 21, 2013, 12:33 PM
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.
This story is part of:BBM for Android and iOS (12 updates)
21 October BlackBerry releases BBM how-to videos for iOS and AndroidOk, 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 StoreFor 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...
21 October BBM for Android and BBM for iOS to be released todayAbout 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 awayHere 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 appStop 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...
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
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 12:37 PM 1
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... :(
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 12:59 PM 0
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 2:55 PM 0
Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012
can i ask why an average messaging service is so important to some people?
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 12:49 PM 0
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:13 PM 2
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 5:27 PM 0
Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012
Delays after announcements is why BB is where it is today.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:12 PM 4
Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 21, 2013
Not true. its here and i am suing it. actualtecnologia.com/vinculo-para-la-descarga-de-bbm-android/
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:17 PM 0
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. :)
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:21 PM 0
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 7:03 PM 0
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
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:30 PM 0
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 2:15 PM 1
Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012
I found a link here seems to be fully functional apphttps://m.app.box.com/view_sha
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 7:48 PM 0
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.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 9:04 PM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):