Monday, 21 October 2013

Finally: BBM rolling out in Google Play & iOS App Store!

Credit : Blackberry
BlackBerry has finally released its BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android. The company says that users should see it appear in Google Play, the Apple App Store, and in select Samsung App Stores. It will be free to download.

BlackBerry had previously said that the Android and iOS versions would be released on September 21 and 22, respectively. It took them a month longer to actually do it.

The company says that so far, 6 million people have signed up for information about the Messenger app and it touts that 1 million Android users were “using the unreleased version of BBM for Android.”

Here’s the roll out details from BlackBerry:

  • Download BlackBerry Messenger for Android or iPhone.
  • Install the app, open it, and enter your email address.
  • BlackBerry will email you when you’re next in line for access

If you managed to sign up on BlackBerry’s Messenger site, the company says that you’ll be able to use BBM immediately without waiting in line.

This is certainly good news for BlackBerry — and it definitely needs all that it can get. The launch of BBM for iOS and Android comes as BlackBerry struggles to save itself from a prolonged decline so debilitating that the company was recently forced to publish an open letter assuring customers of its longevity.