BlackBerry’s BBM messenger now available for iOS, Android expected soon

BlackBerry has finally released its BMM messaging service for iOS today. The app is currently available in a number of Asia-Pacific countries, including Malaysia, where it is past midnight on Sunday.
(We’ve encountered issues running the iOS app — so if you’re having problems, you’re not alone)
The Android version is expected to drop very soon, leaked versions have already been spotted across the Web.
Selamat pagi #Malaysia. #BBM for #iPhone now available in the App Store. #BBM4ALL
— BBM (@BBM) September 21, 2013
Earlier this week, the company announced plans to release the apps this weekend, but there’s been uncertainty since the Android version didn’t arrive at 7:00 am EST as scheduled. The iOS version was set for Sunday September 22.
This move is really a last throw of the dice from struggling BlackBerry, which long resisted calls to bring BBM to other platforms, preferring keep it exclusive to its own devices, in the hope of creating customer loyalty.
BlackBerry says there are over 60 million BBM users worldwide and 10 billion messages are sent and received daily, but that’s dwarfed by its rivals. WhatsApp has 300 million monthly active users who send 27 billion messages per day, while China’s WeChat has 235 million MAUs.
BlackBerry and Samsung have been

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