BBM for Android, iPhone: BlackBerry does away with the queue
Posted on: 07:12 AM IST Oct 28, 2013
New Delhi: While the early birds got the worm, the latecomers were made to wait to start using BBM on their Android devices and iPhones. A month after the scuttled initial launch, when BlackBerry finally announced the BBM for Android and iPhone relaunch, there was a waiting period for users who didn't pre-register on BBM.com.
Now there is no more waiting to install and to start using BBM. This line up was one of the most repeated complaints that eager users had about the relaunch.
A number of issues with BBM on iOS 7 were also reported and BlackBerry says it has fixed some of them with a new version.
According to BlackBerry, BBM for Android and iPhone clocked over 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its relaunch.
While the enthusiasm to install is still high, there have been some scathing reviews of the cross-platform BBM that have questioned BBM's ability to stand up against other popular messaging apps.