The highly anticipated roll out of one of wold best messaging app BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iOS and Android devices got paused due to an unexpected issue. Blackberry scheduled the release of its BBM app globally on September 21 at around about 4:30PM IST for Android devices and on September 22 at around about 00:01AM IST for iPhone on September 22.
The global roll out of BBM for iOS and Android devices got paused due to the leaked unreleased version of the BBM for Android app that was posted online. This caused some sort of issues with their system and now Blackberry team is working throughout the day to solve them. The leaked BBM app for Android was downloaded by millions, as more than 1.1 million active users where using it in the first (eight) hours. Blackberry has already disabled the unreleased Android app, but also paused the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iOS devices.
BlackBerry put up a blog post saying “Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. “
— BBM (@BBM) September 22, 2013
Blackberry still not have provided any specific date for the launch. “As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone.”
So that wait continues…