BlackBerry has suspended its plans to make available
its messenger, BBM on Android and iPhones until
further notice due to high downloads of the
unofficial version of the app by Android users.
BlackBerry’s statement on its official blog.
“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
visitwww.BBM.comto register for updates on official
BBM for Android availability.
As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered
country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the
roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please follow @BBM on
Twitter for the latest updates and go
towww.BBM.comto sign-up for updates about BBM
for Android and iPhone. These issues have not
impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.”