We’ve been waiting for what seems like an age for BlackBerry Messenger to finally hit the virtual store shelves of the App Store. Originally intended for release one month ago, BBM was delayed until further notice. Last week, the company’s CMO stated that it would be available within days, and that seems to have held out. At least, it will if you’re early enough.
BBM will be rolling out today across the App Store and Google Play Store. Depending on which region you live in, it may take some time to show up in your respective app store. And it’s not just a case of waiting for the app to arrive. Even after that, you’ll have to wait “in line” similar to the way Mailbox was launched. Details are below:
BBM Roll Out Details:
- Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com 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
If you are among the millions that took the time to sign up at BBM.com, you can start using BBM immediately without waiting in line.* If you didn’t sign up in advance, don’t worry – we are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible.
Our team of developers and engineers has been working around the clock to bring you BBM – and make some upgrades while we’re at it – and some incredible work has been done. I look forward to sharing more of this with you here, on Inside BlackBerry, soon.
For updates on how quickly the line is moving you can follow @BBM on Twitter. I will be back tomorrow with another post to provide you with an update on the line-up and to share more detail about the work the team has done over the last several weeks.
Lastly, thank you for your patience. We know you’re excited (we are too!) and we look forward to having you join us on BBM.
Keep an eye out, and let us know when you spot it in the App Store. Also, let us know how far you are down the line.
[UPDATE: You can download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbm/id690046600?ls=1&mt=8]