Monday, September 23, 2013

Canadian Smartphone major BlackBerry ‘pauses’ global rollout of BBM for Android, iOS, Visit official website of BBM

“We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone,

Smartphone maker BlackBerry has paused the global roll out of instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on rival Android and iPhones, blaming the delay on issues caused by an unreleased version.

However, the Canada-based firm, which has not specified the time when the app will be available, said customers who have downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to use it.

“We will provide you an update on timing as soon as we can. Teams are working non-stop,” BlackBerry said on social networking site.

Earlier Blackberry had announced that it will provide its popular chat application BBM on Android operation system from September 21, and for iPhone users from September 22.

Explaining the reasons behind the delay, BlackBerry on its official blog said, “Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already, more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app, is incredible.

The unreleased Android app will be disabled and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability, BlackBerry said.

BBM has more than 60 million monthly active customers on BlackBerry alone, and majority use BBM an average of 90 minutes per day. BBM customers collectively send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as many messages per user per day as compared to other mobile messaging apps, it added.


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