The much awaited release of Blackberry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS that gained attention of various social networking sites and users alike on Saturday turned off many before even turning into reality.
The global roll out of the popular messaging app that was scheduled for android and iOS users on Sept 21st and Sept 22nd respectively left many users confused and disappointed before its official release with the company later pausing its roll-out across globe.
Blackberry however blamed the unreleased version of the BBM for Android app that was posted online prior to its official launch. “This unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day”, said the company. The tweet on the official twitter account of BBM reads:
“We know you’re waiting. Pausing #BBM4All rollout to fix issues caused by unreleased BBM for Android app.”
The unreleased version saw more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours (as per the company’s
announcement), which clearly shows the interest of Android users in BBM. The lucky iPhone users who have already downloaded BBM will be able to continue using the messaging app.The unreleased app will however be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.
We still don’t know the exact date when Blackberry will resume its BBM roll out services for third party platforms, but once they are able, the company will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone.
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Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.