BBM For Android Now Available (Not!)

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Updated October 21, 2013–BBM for iOS and Android is now available!  

Good job BlackBerry!

BBM for Android and iOS NOW Available #BBM4ALL

Sign up at to be put on the waiting list.

BBM for Android:

BBM for iOS:

Check this link for more information:

BBM for iPhone and Android Now Available


Updated 13:45 h EST, September 22, 2013–no change in BBM rollout–still “paused” for both iOS and Android platforms.  No news update from BlackBerry!

Check here for the official App on Google Play (if available):

Updated 09:00pm EST, September 21, 2013

BBM roll-out for Android and iPhone “paused”!

From the official BlackBerry Blog:

Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

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. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

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. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.

Updated 7:48pm EST September 21, 2013

Still no offical BBM app.  The best way to authenticate, at this time, for the Android Version, on the Google Play site, is to look at the developer contact info, under “Additional information” with both:

1)Contact Developer

linking to
We see for example:  “Work Space Manager for BES10”  and “BES10 Client” as authentic apps from BlackBerry, both using the following logo:
Cover art
As an example, at the bottom of the “BES10 Client”  App ( , under “more from developer”, you see this same logo again.

Check here for the official App on Google Play (if available):


We’re still waiting for the real Android App at 7pm EST, September, 2013, 12 hours after the supposed release time!  The forums and comments on sites like Crackberry are abuzz with whose to blame.  It cannot be BlackBerry to fault if the fakes got on at the same time as the planned launch.  Google apparently shows no sign of the authentic app for BBM while the fake apps proliferate.  BlackBerry needs to go after the fake developers perpetuating this fraud to protect its trademarks!  It cannot go after Google or Google Play as it needs to work with them to get their app on the Google store! Interestingly, the BBM App is apparently available for download on iTtunes in NZ:


We’re checking to see that this is authentic–it may be a fake release as the contact the developer email goes to a “”!  How can Google Play allow this to be listed as the “official” BBM?  What is BlackBerry doing about it?

You know you want your BBM! If you have an Android device get the old friend you hated to leave behind–available for free –NOW–on Google Play:


Join the more the 70000 people who have already downloaded in the first hour(s) of availability!

Check a cool video from comparing BBM on different platforms:


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4 thoughts on “BBM For Android Now Available (Not!)

    • Hard to go by that–I have no doubt that it is a fake from the contact listed….BlackBerry is best to provide the APK file or preload it on Samsung devices. Sorry that we missed it!

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