BBM for Android and iPhone Notches More than 10 Million Downloads in the First Day

BlackBerry today says that BBM has been downloaded more than 10 million times within 24 hours since its release on the Android and iOS platforms, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date.

BBM for Android and iPhone

BBM also quickly rose through the rankings on the App Store to be the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the first 24 hours, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia, India and most of the Middle East.

User ratings in both the App Store and Google Play are overwhelmingly positive, earning BBM 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.

BBM on Android is big for India since Android commands over 90 percent of the Indian smartphone market. BlackBerry suggests that Android smartphone users head to BBM.com from their Android browser and click on the Google Play link from there, since Google Play – App Store is ridden with lot of fake BBM Apps, malicious apps that claim to be BBM but will wreck your smartphone.

This Article Was Written By: Sanjay Bafna

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Sanjay Bafna is an entrepreneur and National Editor at TelecomTALK covering Mobile Operators, 3G, Broadband, 4G, LTE, Telecom Policies & Regulations and Mobile Phones. He is well known Telecom and Mobile Analyst, Love Tea and Chocolates.

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  • Abhijit October 26, 2013 8:59 am, 8:59 AM

    Now BBM is available for Samsung Galaxy Tab P3100. At the launch Tab support was not there.. But BBM got an update on 24 Oct. So after that it got install on tablet and working fine. So finally they provided Tab support too !!

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  • soumya October 24, 2013 10:18 am, 10:18 AM

    Good. It like whatapp. Me saying in the sense that u cant find new friends for chat. Disappointed…. Even line app and wechat app u cant find new friends who we dont know…

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  • Akhil October 23, 2013 8:57 pm, 8:57 PM

    Waiting For My Friends To Join BBM

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  • abhishek chatterjee October 23, 2013 8:39 pm, 8:39 PM

    TODAY! i get msg from HIKE messenger offer free talktime……
    Go to the Invite friends menu and invite your friends via SMS (Free SMS, you would not be charged). When your friend joins Hike, you will be notified by the hike and a free talktime of Rs 20 per friend will be added to your account.
    you also get Rs10 or more bonus talktime for profile picture updtae, status update, create group and chat, chat with friends..
    Once you have more than Rs 75 in your reward balance, you can opt for recharge.

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  • spiderman October 23, 2013 5:40 pm, 5:40 PM

    No Call option but ?

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  • rama October 23, 2013 4:58 pm, 4:58 PM

    +1 but thats as long as the app is available for free
    lets see the numbers after blackberry starts charging a fee i have three things in mind either blackberry can make the app available for free for everyone by putting up ads(worst option in my opinion),make app available for free with ads and make the app add free for those who pay for it(best option),make the app a paid app by default.

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  • lakshmisha October 23, 2013 4:26 pm, 4:26 PM

    not supported for android 2.3:-(:-(

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    • priyank October 24, 2013 1:01 am, 1:01 AM

      same prblm…
      it shld be avil for Gingerbread also.. :(

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    • Jelly Bean October 24, 2013 2:06 pm, 2:06 PM

      Stop using Android 2.3. You’re holding us back.

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      • hrishi October 24, 2013 3:29 pm, 3:29 PM

        +1. Gingerbread is so outdated now. Jellybean is light years ahead of gingerbread.

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  • Biswajit October 23, 2013 2:00 pm, 2:00 PM

    not supported by micromax funbook :’(

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  • Tharun George October 23, 2013 1:13 pm, 1:13 PM

    That this rate BBM will reach 100 million in just one month. Within one year BBM will have 10 times users than WhatsApp.

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