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BBM For Android Update Brings Bug Fixes & Support For Additional Devices

Published on 10/25/2013 by in News

BBM-AndroidBlackBerry rolled out the first public update for its official BBM application on the Google Play Store last night, bumping the version up to 1.0.0.72. The upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements, in addition to support for a mass of additional Android-powered devices. Unfortunately, the changelog doesn’t include a complete list of […]

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BBM App Now Available On Android… Finally!

Published on 10/22/2013 by in News

BBM-AndroidFollowing its catastrophic attempted launch last month, the official BlackBerry Messenger app for Android is now finally available to download on the Google Play Store. The app provides Android users with unlimited access to the instant messaging service, providing them with the ability to send free text messages, voice notes, pictures and documents. However, there […]

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Google in talks to potentially acquire bits (or the entirety) of BlackBerry

Published on 10/04/2013 by in News

Reuters reports that Google is one of several companies currently considering a bid on part or all of Blackberry. The handset manufacturer has had a rough six years as they fell behind in the smartphone market to competitors like Apple and devices running Google’s Android operating system. A Blackberry acquisition would be an interesting move […]

 
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Strong early Android demand for BBM is rare bit of good news for BlackBerry

Published on 09/23/2013 by in News

Yes, 2013 has been a hellish ordeal for BlackBerry. The saga may soon be over if the $4.7 billion Fairfax deal happens, but in the meantime there was finally a ray of light this weekend as the BBM blog announced an unofficial leak of BlackBerry Messenger for Android received an impressive 1.1 million downloads in just eight hours. This leak triggered a delay for the release of the official version, which messed up the plans to get BBM for Android out by Sunday… because it wouldn’t be BlackBerry without some kind of launch disaster. But hitting 1.1 million downloads for the Android app is a real feat, no matter how you slice it. A lot of this could be rubbernecking, but at least there

 
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BBM for iOS and Android launch delayed for at least a week

Published on 09/23/2013 by in News

When it rains it pours for BlackBerry. Although there has been considerable interest in the new cross-platform version of BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry announced on Monday that the launch of BBM for iOS and Android has been delayed for at least another week. BlackBerry’s BBM chief Andrew Bocking said in a company blog post that the delay happened after “an unreleased, older version of the BBM for Android app was posted on numerous file sharing sites,” which “resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways.” The BBM team is now working to completely block the leaked versions of BBM from accessing BlackBerry’s servers before it launches the

 
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Worldwide Rollout Of BBM For Android Put On Hold

Published on 09/23/2013 by in News

BBM-icon-AndroidBlackBerry attempted to roll out its much-anticipated BBM app for both Android and iOS on Saturday, and whilst the iPhone app made its way to New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India and the UAE, Android’s version failed to even get uploaded to the Play Store servers. Hordes of potential Android BBM users eagerly waited all day […]

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Blackberry Spills The Beans On The BBM Delay, Blames It On Issues Caused By The Leaked APK

Published on 09/21/2013 by in News

If you have been on the internet in the past couple of days, then you probably know that BBM for Android was supposed to hit the Play Store promptly at 7:00AM ET this morning. You probably also know that didn’t happen, and the app still isn’t availabl…

 
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BBM Now Available On Android & iOS

Published on 09/21/2013 by in News

BBM-iPhoneBBM for Android and iOS is now officially available to download from the App Store and Google Play. It’s the first time in its history that the popular messaging service has been brought to a third-party platform — but with services like WhatsApp and Viber already dominating cross-platform chat, is it too late? BBM for […]

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BlackBerry Confirms BBM Release Dates For Android & iOS

Published on 09/19/2013 by in News

BBM-icon-AndroidBlackBerry has finally provided us with launch dates for its new BBM apps for Android and iOS. Just as we expected, the popular messaging service will reach Google Play first on Saturday, September 21 — before popping up in the App Store just a day later on Sunday, September 22. BlackBerry first announced that it […]

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BlackBerry Messenger app arriving on Android and iOS this weekend

Published on 09/18/2013 by in News

BlackBerry’s effort to extend its messaging service beyond its own failed hardware has finally come to fruition. After some awkward false starts, plus a detailed leak, BlackBerry Messenger apps for iOS and Android will soon be available for downlo…

 
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