BlackBerry Resumes BBM Rollout For iPhone, Android Users

Posted: October 23, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Technology

Samsung customers in Nigeria and other sub-Sahara African countries can now download the BBM app from the Samsung Apps Store, while iPhone and other Android-based smartphone users will be able to download the app in three days’ time, a release from BlackBerry yesterday indicated.

The deployment was halted last month when an unauthorised copy of the app was leaked for Android smartphones and caused problems with the BlackBerry Messenger platform.

When that leaked, the company said around a million people downloaded it for their Android smartphones. What they have now revealed is that more than one million people also found creative ways to “side load” BBM onto their iPhone.

In order to avoid the problems and manage server loads, the company is phasing the rollout of the BBM app for other devices.

The BBM has more than 60 million active customers monthly on BlackBerry alone, and the overwhelming majority use…

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