BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Messenger will be released today for Android and iOS. The company originally planned to release its messaging app late last month, but because of an early version leaked out, those plans were pushed back bringing criticism to the company. That unreleased early version was downloaded by more than 1 million users around the world affecting the BBM Servers.
To prevent a repeat of last month’s server troubles, the company is implementing a wait list system: those who signed up in advance can use BBM right away, while latecomers will have to secure a spot in line.
Here’s how it is going to work
BBM Roll Out Details:
- Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser*
- Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
- We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM
It’s not quite the broad launch many were hoping for, but at last it is good news for BBM fans.
According to BlackBerry
“In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores”
“We are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible,” BlackBerry says. The company will be providing updates on “how quickly the line is moving” via its Twitter account. So get your Droids & iPhones ready.