BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.
BlackBerry may have already released BBM for mobile platforms other than its own, but it is not fortunately not leaving it at that. Especially when BBM has supposedly surged in popularity again. The company is now pushing out its first major update, bringing in a number of new features for the messaging app on Android and iOS devices as well.
BBM for Android and iOS is almost a week old now, considering how long it took to get there or how it almost never came to be. Still, BlackBerry remains quite ecstatic over the numbers that continue to flow that seem to prove to themselves and to the world that BBM still has a place and is here to stay.
BBM for Android is finally here and the messaging service is starting to experience a resurgence in popularity, some are starting to wonder if there is a catch to BlackBerry's free offering. Users of the company's BBM service need not worry as BlackBerry is officially saying that BBM will remain free for the foreseeable future.
BlackBerry finally launched BBM for Android last week. The app began with a slow rollout that required a wait list. But even with that list, BlackBerry seems to have moved users through rather quickly. There was mention of 5 million users having downloaded the app shortly after launch, and now it looks like the next milestone has been achieved.
BlackBerry's press release are to believed, the newly released BlackBerry Messenger app has quickly surged into popularity, making up for its extremely late arrival. According to the latest tally, the app has been download more than 10 million times on Android and iOS in just a day, making it one of the, if not the, highest-grossing app on both mobile platforms.
Blackberry finally launched BBM for Android yesterday, though that didn't mean everyone was able to begin chatting immediately. Perhaps in an effort to scale the launch, BlackBerry has released the BBM app, but has users sitting in a waiting list for an invitation to actually begin using it. The reason for a controlled launch makes sense, however we also understand that people are not always keen on waiting.
BBM for Android was the subject of numerous leaks and rumors and more recently, an aborted launch attempt. Looking back, BlackBerry was supposed to launch BBM for Android on September 21. The app never arrived, and what was later blamed on an APK leak, the release was officially put on hold. BlackBerry did confirm they were still committed to launching on Android, however talk of the launch seemed to have gone quite.