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BBM for iOS and BBM for Android will not be launching this week; no new release date mentioned

BBM for iOS and BBM for Android will not be launching this week; no new release date mentioned
With other things on their mind, like a $4.7 billion buyout of the company, BlackBerry did manage to address the embarrassment that was the failed launch of BBM for Android and BBM for iOS this past weekend. Part of the difficulty in launching the app in the Google Play Store was the number of bogus apps that popped up. Some had incorrectly used Blackberry as the company name (correct style is BlackBerry) and these apps delivered older versions of BBM to unsuspecting Android users.

The bogus apps "resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways." While 1.1 million legitimate downloads were made of BBM, BlackBerry decided to halt the rollout and pull the app from both platforms.

BBM's top dude at Waterloo, Andrew Bocking, said that getting the app distributed is not simple. He says that it "will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week." You can check out the complete statement from BlackBerry below. As for disappointed iOS and Android users, you guys have gone years without BBM so a little patience is in order here.


source: BlackBerry

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