how to download bbm on android and Apple Devices – Launch Disaster For Struggling Company

how to download bbm on android and Apple Devices
how to download bbm on android and Apple Devices

how to download bbm android

It is going to be very tricky to download the BBM Android app. The app was inadvertently made available to download before its time. It seems that right in the process of record downloads BlackBerry suspended the downloading.

This has caused many issues in BlackBerry land, as the app was not ready for the public to download. The company would like all who downloaded the not ready app to register it so that they will get updates on the software when it is really ready.
This BBM app is slated to work on many devices, including iPhone and Android devices. This was supposed to be available to download for all users on Sunday. Since the un prepared release, this is being delayed to insure it is ready for the droves of users who want to use it.

BlackBerry is attempting to win back the many users who dropped them for the more popular smart phone models. Since it was released too soon, this might prove to turn consumers away and really hurt the BlackBerry bottom line.

So, how do you download the BlackBerry BBM? We will just have to wait and see when they release it, for real this time!

Meanwhile, Ontario is stepping up to help the Blackberry workers who are being laid off last week.

In a press release Friday, the government said it is extending the contract of a specialized Job Action Centre in Waterloo, called Tech Jobs Connex.

The ministry of economic development, trade and employment said it wants to make sure workers can quickly access employment programs to help them get back to work.

“Undoubtedly these are challenging times for BlackBerry, but none of us should forget what this company has accomplished,” Eric Hoskins, minister of economic development, trade and employment says in the release. “Our government will work closely with the company, its workers, local and regional municipal leaders, and business leaders to assist workers and find the best way forward.”

On Friday, the same day Apple unveiled the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Blackberry confirmed it was laying off 4,500 employees worldwide.


UPDATE: BlackBerry has issued a statement indicating that issues related to the leaked version of BBM have caused unforeseen problems and put the official release of BBM for Android and iOS on hold.

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.

On The Web:

Sean is a London (Ontario) based writer, and has been writing full-time for eCanadaNow since May of 2005, covering Canadian topics and world issues. Since 2009, Sean has been the lead editor for eCanadaNow. Prior to his work writing and editing for the eCanadaNow, he worked as a freelancer for several Canadian newspapers.. You can contact Sean at {Sean at] Google