BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

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BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

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BlackBerry can’t seem to catch a break lately.

The company was set to release its long-awaited BlackBerry Messenger client for Android and iOS devices this past weekend. But a little monkey wrench curtailed those plans.

An apparently unreleased version of the BBM app for Android was leaked online before BlackBerry could get the official one out. That unofficial app won over more than 1.1 million users in just its first eight hours. But that app “caused issues,” BlackBerry said on Saturday, which the company said it has tried to resolve.

A version of BBM for iOS also launched in certain countries, such as India and Malaysia. But as a result of these premature versions, BlackBerry said it is “pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone .”

People who’ve already downloaded BBM for the iPhone can continue to use it. But the company said it’s pulling the unreleased Android app and advises Android users to visit its BBM Web site for updates on Android availability. Customers can also follow BlackBerry’s BBM Twitter feed.

“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 e… [Read more]

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS


BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

 

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

 

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

 

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

 

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

BlackBerry delays official BBM app for Android, iOS

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