BBM for Android is now available

bbm on android

After months of waiting at last BlackBerry Messenger aka BBM for Android is finally going to be publicly available later today. This was announced via a BlackBerry blog post. But as we have come to expect from BlackBerry things aren’t quite that simple.

Okay lets break it down for you: BlackBerry is going to release it in Google Play and in Samsung’s own app store in a few select locations. Of course don’t expect us here in Africa to be on the high priority list. But we are always open to surprises.  So you’ve to be an existing BBM user with an account registered in order for your BBM to work . If you’ve yet to sign
up, you’ll be able to today — and you’ll be placed in waiting list.

The official word looks like this:

The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be
amazing. About six million people signed up for information about BBM at 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.

So. BBM’s coming. Probably this afternoon.

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