BBM removes wait list after hitting 10 million downloads on Android
posted by Michael H. / Oct 26, 2013, 5:28 PM
Play Store is showing BBM at number 7 in the top 10 free apps, and it has passed the 10 million download mark to slide into Google Play's ambiguous 10 million to 50 million download category.BBM has been popular on both Android and iOS, which makes it hard to tell if more BlackBerry users have upgraded to Android over the years than they have to iOS. The iOS App Store shows BlackBerry Messenger as number 2 on the list of free iOS apps, while the Google
It only took BBM one day to break the 1 million download mark on Google Play, and it is not slowing down just yet. Unfortunately, iOS doesn't give even general download numbers, so we don't know how big it is there, but given how high it is on the top charts, it must have quite a few downloads. And, the best news so far is that no one on Android or iOS needs to worry about the wait list anymore. If you download BBM, you should be able to sign up and get going right away.
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I downloaded it. To check it out. With the rumored hangouts/sms integration though supposedly just around the corner and the fact that no one I know uses BBM I most likely won't be using it. I'm a big fan of hangouts.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 5:37 PM 1
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tried it out too... way below other im capabilities... emoticon is limited, cant send vcard, ui is ugly and slightly complicated, reliability not sure either as i sent to an iphone bbm, it took quiet quite a while to 'deliver', at least on my htc one it saps battery
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 6:47 PM 0
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Too many unnecessary complaints. Let's appreciate the attempt to keep the name alive. That's my opinion.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 7:27 PM 5
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It's because bbm was a big name. I hope they could stay alive for this messaging for the sake of choice. It is lighter than most chat application out there, as fast as whatsapp but more feature. At least it can send gif as alternative to sticker. One big complaint for me is it not support most low end phone that some of my friends use.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 9:50 PM 0
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No. No problems at all here on my HTC One. I have quite a few friends using BBM so its a keeper for me. Besides... The only other messaging app I use is Hangouts. In the beginning I thought BBM was killing my battery because I had an unusually high battery drain after downloading BBM and updating to 4.3. But I tried the wacky method of keeping my phone on WiFi only for one full day. The next day, no more battery drain. I highly doubt that's what fixed it but my battery is working fine now.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 8:16 PM 0
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I'm loving the BBM on my S4. BBM is still the no.1 IM in my country so it's great to have it on other platform than Blackberry. It's already the no.1 Free app in Indonesia on both AppStore and Playstore. It doesn't have the full feature as the Blackberry devices yet (BBM Voice, BBM Video, Screen Sharing, Contact category), but so far it runs really smooth and almost no problem. It's great that my contacts from my previous BB was transfered to my S4 by just signing with my BB ID. Excited on the future of BBM.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 10:55 AM 0
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I have tried BBM and so far it is working ok except it consumes a lot of battery.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 7:13 PM 0
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I've been using the BBM for almost a week now. And I've checked the battery consumption on my S4 setting. BBM is not one of the top batt drainer apps. If poeple start using the phone more than they use to be (because of BBM-ing), than it's just normal usage IMO.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 9:28 PM 0
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