Just the other day BlackBerry decided to halt the rollout of BBM for iOS and Android citing there were some technical issues thanks to the app being leaked on Android ahead of schedule. According to a post by Andrew Bocking, the head of BBM at BlackBerry, the reason for the halt was because of the leaked app which was an older version of the app and had some issues that came with it. The issues were reportedly cleared up with the official release, but due to many people downloading the leaked version, it affected their system and it is something they are attempting to fix.
According to Bocking, “The team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future. While this may sound like a simple task – it’s not. This will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.” So it looks like if you were hoping to get your hands on BBM this week, you’d be out of luck and while there was no mention of a possible release date, next week would probably be the earliest you’d see the app.