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BBM on iOS and Android sees 10 million downloads in first day of launch


This Monday, BlackBerry launched the BBM messenger app to iOS and Android and saw 5 million downloads in first 8 hours, now the company announced that it surpassed the 10 million downloads in just 1 day of its cross platform launch.

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Company’s Executive Vice President of BBM, Andrew Bocking said in the blog post on Tuesday:

“It’s been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone. And what a day it’s been! We’ve already had more than 10 million downloads of BBM.  The BlackBerry messenger is looking great on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, and the team here is very excited about the success of this launch.”

When the messenger app is launched, it moved to the number 1 spot in App Store’s free app lists in more than 75 countries including U.S., U.K., Canada, Middle Easter countries and others. The app reviews from users also seems pretty good with around 4.2 stars rating from more than 100K users already.

Originally planed to release on September 21, the company has paused the release after being found “an issue” on their servers and networks after the online leak of the BBM apk of Android. BlackBerry also told that prior to the re-release of the launch, there were about 6 million people sgned-up for the release date and details at bbm.com. Now it has updated the app and resumed the roll out, including the iOS 7 optimized BBM messenger application and chat widget for Android users.

Apart from it’s secure enterprise servers, now BBM is only the hope of the company, which is currently being bought by Fairfax Financials for a mere amount as it has repeatedly failed to keep up with android and iOS phones in the market. BlackBerry Z10 and  improved BlackBerry Z30 has made no magic to bring up the revenue of the company.

You can download BBM for your smartphones as it’s now available for free in the App Store and Google Play.


About David Mayor

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Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

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