BlackBerry finally officially announced their first Android-powered phone called ‘Priv’. It was going through a lot of rumours and the device was previously known ‘Venice’. Seriously? Blackberry now have to make phone with open-source Android operating system? Yes, that is correct. For the past few years the company is less profitable and had to cut employees. They didn’t announce any official specs yet, but Priv will be a sliding qwerty keyboard and dual curved edge phone along with strong industry level security. This is definitely a good news for Android and BlackBerry users, as the phone will be released with high-end specs as well.
BlackBerry released the most awaited version of the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) yesterday. BBM 126.96.36.199 for Android came with some new functionality and improvement. The app requires Android version 4.0 (ICS) or up to run in your device.
Blackberry updated their BBM for Android app to version 188.8.131.52 yesterday. BBM was downloaded 10M+ times in 24 hours and it came up at most popular app list. BBM 184.108.40.206 brought some bug fixes and performance improvements. And now it supports more Android devices. Though Blackberry didn’t publish any list of devices which are newly supported. You need to find it out. [Read more…]
BBM 220.127.116.11 for Android now available for download along with iOS. Users around the world have waited to get this app on their phone. The long wait is over. Blackberry at least released it after a month from its first release date. Today marks the day that Blackberry made the BBM cross-platform compatible. [Read more…]
BlackBerry messenger aka BBM app for Android is now on hold. Even BBM for iOS. The company recently announced their vastly used instant messaging service for Android and iOS. They clearly outlined the dates of the release of the app on different platforms. Android users were supposed to get it on 21st of September and iOS users to get it on 22.
BlackBerry Limited didn’t keep their promise. Millions of Android users worldwide were eagerly waiting for the BBM app to be published on Google Play Store. Instead of publishing the BBM app for Android users BlackBerry pushed their love for iOS users in Apple App store one day early. iOS users who already got it on their phone can use it. The play store is now full of fake BBM app. Friendly advice, don’t download them.
A leaked version of BBM for Android became available online for users. It has been downloaded 1m+ times. BlackBerry has issued a statement regarding this matter. They stated that BBM for android and iOS is now on hold and delayed. The cause of delay? They referred to the leaked version of the app caused problem. The download and usage of this app on Android 1.1m times in the first 8 hours. And this caused some trouble and pushed back the release of the app.
Keep an eye on www.bbm.com to know when BlackBerry Limited release the BBM app for Android and iOS users. Alternatively you can follow @BBM on Twitter to get up to the minute latest information. When BlackBerry release the BBM app for Android it will be available via this link from Google Play Store.