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BBM Android app launches today

Luke Johnson


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The BBM for Android app will officially launch in the UK today, with BlackBerry confirming the messaging service will hit the Google Play Store at midday.

Formally confirmed at BlackBerry Live back in May, the BBM for Android app has been a long time coming, pushing its promised summer arrival to its very limits in landing today, September 21.

BBM for Android will be available at 12 pm on Saturday 21,” an official statement from the company confirmed in the run up to the launch. The BBM Android app will be available as a free download and allow users to chat for free with follow BBM users across all platforms.

The first time BBM will have been made available to none BlackBerry handset users, the BBM Android app will precede the BBM iOS app by a matter of hours, with the iPhone bound iteration to be rolled out just after midnight.

A launch that is likely to be clouded by other goings on at the company, the BBM Android app release comes in the wake of a fresh round of losses and job cuts at the Canadian based BlackBerry.

Having reported anticipated Q2 losses of almost $1 billion, BlackBerry has confirmed that it is to cut 4,500 jobs globally, an announcement which has seen a 17 per cent drop in its share prices, in a single.

"We are implementing the difficult, but necessary operational changes announced today to address our position in a maturing and more competitive industry, and to drive the company toward profitability,” a statement from BlackBerry CEO Thorstein Heins stated yesterday.

He added: "Going forward, we plan to refocus our offering on our end-to-end solution of hardware, software and services for enterprises and the productive, professional end user."

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September 21, 2013, 10:08 am

Lets crowdsource 1 pound from every bb owner and give it to bb workers howard


September 21, 2013, 10:11 am

Bb is like running water or electricity. ....you'll miss it like hell when it's off


September 21, 2013, 10:17 am

So in conclusion Bberry have done an incrediblly intelligent move by sharing bbm platform.that way all the dots will be connected .united platforms
so clever


September 21, 2013, 10:58 am

it has still not arrived ..... why?


September 21, 2013, 11:25 am

It's still not available!!!

Connor Burnett

September 21, 2013, 11:34 am

Does anyone have the Play Store link? The amount of fake apps, which most likely contain Malware, on the Play Store is unbelievable.


September 21, 2013, 11:37 am

It's already 12pm.. and even past 4.30pm India.. where is the app??


September 21, 2013, 11:37 am

No Sign of BBM. Again blackberry misses on its promise. What a shame :-(


September 21, 2013, 11:45 am

Any updates


September 21, 2013, 11:48 am

Where is it.. Its almost 1pm and still nothing


September 21, 2013, 11:50 am

Its 12:50PM and i still cant find the app


September 21, 2013, 11:52 am

I don't think it is released yet! Yet another delay..


September 21, 2013, 11:53 am

It's not even out yet just the stupid fakes.


September 21, 2013, 11:55 am

too many fake apps on google play #fitup

Sacha Obado

September 21, 2013, 11:58 am

Yeah i am also looking for a legit playstore link.. but i guess we have to wait and see


September 21, 2013, 12:03 pm

Beginning to think its all a joke


September 21, 2013, 12:04 pm

Can't find legit link either! Grrr....


September 21, 2013, 12:05 pm

Where is the app!!!!!


September 21, 2013, 12:08 pm

give me 20 dollars ill give you the link

Ben Shakespeare

September 21, 2013, 12:14 pm

I also havent seen an official download link for it yet please someone post the proper link for playstore on here


September 21, 2013, 12:18 pm

Ditto here. Present Playstore links all seem to be FAKE.

Michael King

September 21, 2013, 12:22 pm

I'm puzzled as to why the landing page for "BBM for Android" doesn't have a date on there. It still has the "subscribe email to keep updated on release" form on there.

Michael King

September 21, 2013, 12:27 pm

I'm still puzzled as to why the landing page for "BBM for Android and iPhone" has no release date up. Furthermore, it still has the subscription form to be kept upto date on the official release..


September 21, 2013, 12:33 pm

It's supposed to be released at 12pm..so how come it isnt on android market.

Matthew Uberstein

September 21, 2013, 12:49 pm

Search play store for BBM Limited. BBM form different developers are fake... please DO NOT download. Sadly the official app is not available as of yet.. waiting patiently though.

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