BlackBerry Falters BBM Release For iOS, Android |

BlackBerry Falters BBM Release For iOS, Android

Sees a partial iOS rollout; deferred launch date yet to be declared.


BlackBerry boasted of taking its popular chat service, the BBM across platforms with dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices. But looks like those plans have gone kaput, for the time being. As loyal BBM users who switched handsets rejoiced at the news will have to wait longer to connect with their friends.

While the app did roll out for select regions for iOS users, the Android release had been unofficial from the word go. Those who downloaded the legit app from iTunes store will still be able to use the service, but the Android app will be disabled.

On its official blog, BB adds: "Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability".

That said, the company has remained mum on the deferred roll out date. Until you can finally lay your hands on BBM again, you still have WhatsApp and the likes to fall back on. Has this delay affected your loyalty to BB? Let us know in the comments.

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