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BBM for Android to Start Rolling Out Today in Google Play (Update: It’s Live!)

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What an event this has been – the launching of BBM for Android onto Google Play. Back in September, the app was supposed to launch onto iOS and Android devices, but hanks to a pirated version of the app which apparently crashed the company’s entire server infrastructure (seriously?), they were forced to delay it. Almost a month later, they are ready to give it another go. 

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.

As you know, in just seven hours, about one million Android users were using the unreleased version of BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to “side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.

To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out.

Update: Here is the Google Play link.

So, be on the lookout in Google Play, and when you see it, let us know! Should be sometime today. Finally.

Via: BlackBerry

  • BBM

    Clearly there’s a huge bias on this site being thatBBM had 10+ mmillion downloads in
    Hrs n still ROCKING.

  • Lili

    What do I do if my phone is not compatible to the app!? I have an Motorota razr

  • chris_johns

    listen i love android more than anyone but you guys need to stop bashing this….if you ever had a bb you would have loved bbm…i hope it really catches on and everyone uses it bc this will be officially cross platform since iphone people aint using hangouts and droid people got no ichat…whatsapp is cool but its mostly a out of us type thing…bbm can dominate….i just wish i could get on the damn thing :(…

    and u guys are forgetting the best part of bbm….if you meet a girl out you just give her your pin and once you dont wanna talk to her anymore you can just delete bam never has your number…ah yes those were the days

  • chris_johns

    has anyone actually got this DAMN EMAIL!!@%!@@

  • jim brooks

    it doesn’t work on the samsung galaxy S GT-I8160, blackberry are a bunch of twats

  • yomommasstuff

    This would have been cool 4 years, when I acutally knew people that still carried a blackberry…. #lame #4yearslate

  • Michael Little

    Straight garbage. Whatsapp is much better than this. I used it for all of an hour and uninstalled it.

  • ArkhosSeed

    They pulled out again. Prematurely too – I didn’t even get to log in once.

  • Christopher Smith

    BBM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM APP STORE< AND EVEN THOUGH I HAVE REGISTERED AT BBM.COM (got the first launch e-mail claiming im one of 6 million) I WAS ABLE TO LOGGIN WITH MY OLD BBID, IT HASN'T WORKED AND KEPT SHOWING TEMPORARY SERVER ERROR, dis-APP-ointed MAN