This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe! In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.
The BBM server went bonkers after 7 million users signed up the first day BBM for iOS and Android went live on September 21, 2013. That’s 7 million BBM users, compared to Viber’s more than 200 million users — and still going strong. Enough said.
And now that the BBM app is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, they hold off users in a waitlist — on a first-come first-serve basis. Why can’t they just unleash it at once?
They (Blackberry) sure live up to their reputation.