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BlackBerry BBM messenger surpassed 5 million downloads at iOS and Android


One month after the pause of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), the company resumed the service on Monday by releasing the app on iOS, Apple App Store as well as Android, Google Play Store. BlackBerry already tweeted that it has 5 million downloads in first 8 hours of release.

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The company planned a phased roll out of messenger service to its app users, which promises “hold in line” and send email when users can start using it, who downloaded the app. BlackBerry said that it had 6 million signups for app release details on bbm.com.

The most popular and long-awaited BBM messenger app supposed to be in iOS store as well as Google Play in last month, but the online leak of intended-launch version of android application created issue so that the company pulled back and paused temporarily until the “issue” resolved.

Despite the poor sales of BlackBerry Z10, company has revised and improved the smartphone and released BlackBerry Z30, but still it was in huge loss and prepared itself to sold out to Fairfax Financials. Many other tech giants were interested in BB because of their secure servers, BBM messenger and enterprise services. The download numbers of its messenger app suggests that there is still hope for the company in software field at least.


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