Despite the 4,500 labor cuts and the firing of its vice president of sales, Blackberry is still making headlines as it rolls out its popular Blackberry Messenger (BBM) platform to Apple iOS and Google Android operated devices.
Crackberry originally rumored two critical dates regarding the release of the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) platform. Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7 am EST is when the Android version of BBM goes live in the Google Play store. It is also when the site BBM.com goes live. The second date is Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:01 am EST; this is when BBM becomes available for Apple iOS devices.
BBM made its way through the New Zealand and Australian App Store for a short time before Blackberry paused the BBM roll-out operations, which they have explained why in a Tweet just a minute ago.
Also explained in a Blackberry blog post, more than 1.1 million users downloaded an unreleased version of the BBM application for Android. iPhone users that have already downloaded the BBM application will be able to continue using it, but global roll-outs have been paused. Furthermore, the unreleased BBM application for Android has been disabled to prevent usage. For anxious users, Blackberry recommends signing up to the mailing list over on www.BBM.com to stay informed when the official BBM application for Android gets released.