Rollout of BBM apps “paused” by BlackBerry


BlackBerry has just cleared the air about the delay in the roll out of the BBM apps for Android and iOS. As we mentioned yesterday, BlackBerry urged fans to remain patient as it sorts out the roll out issues, but it now seems like there will be another substantial delay. In a new statement released by the company, it is said how an unreleased version of the BBM app is causing the final version of the app to make its way to the Play Store. Now this is a very paltry excuse and something which should have been sorted before making anything public, but that’s where it stands at the moment. Some users on the iPhone were able to download and run the app, so this delay will not affect them and they will be able to use the app as intended.

Here’s the full statement – “Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability“.

Via: Phone Arena