After months and months of endless speculation, BlackBerry finally confirmed last week that it would rollout BBM for iOS and Android over the weekend. The company first announced back in May earlier this year that it is going to open up its instant messaging service to other platforms. On the eve before the official rollout, the APK file of BBM for Android was leaked online which caused a number of issues. This lead to BlackBerry halting the rollout for both iOS and Android, despite the fact that BBM for iOS had already gone live on the App Store. Earlier today the company reiterated its commitment to rolling out BBM for these platforms via Twitter.
BlackBerry said through Twitter that it is “still 100% committed to Bringing BBM to Android and iPhone.” It invites users to sign up to be notified immediately when the rollout commences once again. BlackBerry has not provided a concrete release date as yet, so it can not be sure exactly when BBM for both Android and iOS will go live again. Those who were able to download the iOS version when it was live will be able to use it nonetheless, while those who had sideloaded the Android APK will not be able to use BBM as that version has been disabled.
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