BBM for Android scores at least 1 million downloads; BBM for iOS is number two at iTunes
posted by Alan F. / Oct 22, 2013, 3:32 PM
So how much in demand was BBM? According to Google, the best that it could say was that a range between 1 million people and 5 million people had downloaded the app in the first 24 hours. Of the nearly 93,000 who left a comment on the Google Play Store, 69% gave BBM for Android a 5 star rating. The app works on those Android models powered by Android 4.0 or higher.
As for the iOS version of the app, it soared to the number 2 position among free apps available on iTunes. Trailing Bitstrips, an app that allows you to create comic book versions of you and your friends, BBM could still make it to the top once word spreads that the app is available.
source: BBM (iOS|Android) via Ubergizmo
UPDATE: The latest figures now show over 10 million downloads of BBM for iOS and BBM for Android combined in the first 24 hours! That is one of the best first-day numbers ever.
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Try it it just like I remembered although my contact were empty until I added my wife and that's it. It works fine but I don't think it reall has a leg up on either whatsapp or chaton.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 3:48 PM 6
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Are the review people trolling? Almost 50% have given this exact same review "thanks blackberry thank you so much blackberry team,,I was waiting this app,,its really great user friendly and smooth."
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 1:29 AM 0
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I've never really been able to get into third-party messaging apps. I prefer integrated services like how iMessage is incorporated.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 3:58 PM 2
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I see no point in them unless you don't have unlimited texting.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 4:05 PM 3
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Yep, I'm actually very surprised google has not implemented something as easy as iMessage. My guess is there are just too many versions of android still in use. Probably makes it really hard
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 7:37 PM 0
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I'd like to see how many people have actually been able to activate it. After almost a day I'm still waiting on my email confirmation....
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 4:33 PM 3
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I have it working yesterday. The app is good however, I just have three contacts and nobody cares to try it. Blackberry should try marketing the messenger again hopefully, it will gain attraction. I still prefer facebook messenger due to chat heads which is very useful especially if you're doing something on your phone.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 5:33 PM 1
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the app is full of fake reviews in the Play Store, violating its terms.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 5:51 PM 0
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I downloaded it to see that I have to wait in line, while it keeps saying "Connecting" in the notification bar, leading to an infinite loading screen when pressed - I uninstalled and forgot about it.
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 1:24 AM 0
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