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BBM removes wait list after hitting 10 million downloads on Android

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:28

BlackBerry as a company and as a platform may be seeing its market share dropping, but the BlackBerry Messenger app has been very popular since it was released on Android and iOS this past week. The app has seen pretty substantial download rates even with its waiting list to actually use the app. But, that wait list has been removed and users are now free to get their BBM on...

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posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:37 1

1. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

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 26 Oct 2013, 17:58 5

2. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

Are Hangouts a place where everyone has the NSA as their friend and family? LOLZ

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 18:47

3. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

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 26 Oct 2013, 19:03

4. deewinc (Posts: 392; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

That's the closest i'll ever get towards owning a blackberry

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 19:27 5

5. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Too many unnecessary complaints. Let's appreciate the attempt to keep the name alive. That's my opinion.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 21:50

8. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

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 26 Oct 2013, 19:52

6. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

after installing it on my s4 my batery is not getting charged so i had to force stop it and charge my batery.... does anyone having this problem?

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 20:16

7. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)

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 26 Oct 2013, 22:04 1

9. vineet (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)

When BBM is coming to Windows phone

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 22:10 1

10. Andrewtst (Posts: 678; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Download tryout uninstall. Done.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 10:55

11. DerryAhmad (Posts: 287; Member since: 05 May 2012)

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 27 Oct 2013, 19:13

12. julz17ronald (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

I have tried BBM and so far it is working ok except it consumes a lot of battery.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:28

13. DerryAhmad (Posts: 287; Member since: 05 May 2012)

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.

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