BlackBerry officially rolls out BBM for Android, iPhone: How to

BT Online Bureau        Last Updated: October 28, 2013  | 18:56 IST
BlackBerry officially rolls out BBM for Android, iPhone
Photo: Reuters

BlackBerry has finally announced the availability of BBM for Android and iPhone. The resumption of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone comes after the messaging application downloading was halted mid-way due to a technical issue almost a month ago.

The original release of BBM for Android and iOS on September 21 and September 22 was halted due to a leaked BBM apk file just hours before the official launch.

BBM will be made available to people on a first-come-first-serve basis. To implement this, BlackBerry has put in place a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll-out.

BBM head Andrew Bocking on its official blog said that "This is the news you've been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!"

He further said "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.

To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here's how it is going to work…

BBM Roll Out Details:

Download BBM - the easiest way is to visit from your Android or iPhone browser

Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line

We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

You can download BBM for Android from here. (

For iOS, point your phone browser here. (

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