BlackBerry CMO says BBM for Android and BBM for iOS is just days away
BBM for iOS and BBM for Android were both expected to be added to their respective app stores late in September. The Apple App Store received the app on a regional basis, but after 1.1 million people downloaded an unofficial version of the Android flavored version of BBM, BlackBerry said that the bogus version was making it impossible for them to offer the real thing to Android users. So it was back to the drawing board for both versions of the BBM application. Until now, BlackBerry hadn't hinted as to when it would try again to offer BBM to two of its rival platforms.
Six million people have pre-registered with BlackBerry so that they can be notified when the Canadian OEM is going to try to make BBM for iOS and BBM for Android available again. Recently, BlackBerry said not to rule out a version of the social networking app for Windows Phone.
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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...
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