BlackBerry Messenger for Android app out but not working; said to arrive on September 19

September 17, 2013
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The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android app has apparently been leaked – although it’s not working at this time – while new reports suggest the application will be finally launched on September 19.

BlackBerry’s BBM for Android has been spotted in quite a few reports, and we have already seen quite a few fake BBM apps hit the Google Play Store, but this time around it looks like the real deal has been leaked.

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The app can be downloaded and installed on Android devices, although it’s not working at this time. Android Community says the app is tested internally, and “will [only] work for premium whitelisted accounts.”

As for the actual launch of the app, Samsung Mobile Nigeria has tweeted that BBM for Android will be rolling out to Android device this Friday, and seemed to suggest that the company will have a three-month exclusive access to the app:

However, that tweet may have been misinterpreted, as BlackBerry cleared the air in a brief statement to Android Central:

The tweet, though very exciting, is incorrect ... I want to clarify that no one will have an exclusive on offering BBM. We’ll be bringing the app to Android and iPhone users across the globe soon.

That said, we’ll be able to tell you more details about this highly-anticipated messenger app in the coming days, assuming that September 19 is indeed the official launch date for BBM for Android.

Comments

  • smartphone lover

    Friday is the 20th

  • wbarahona

    Why?why would one still support such obsolete platform as Blackberry… it would be good that noone will download it and just let Blackberry die. Downloading this is just prolong the inevitable

    • Spruce Cycle

      Yah, ur bubble in some self-satisfied corner of the declining democracies blocks the movement of reality and intelligence from entering your brain.

      There are millions upon millions of ppl who use and actively choose Blackberry as their platform of choice. Their legacy phones alone in Asia dwarfs the iPhone for example.

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Pessimist

  • Balraj

    Now how secure is blackberry messenger? A free service with ads?? Or paid like what’s app?
    If blackberry has a strong security..I’m getting it
    Whats app security sucks…

    • Spruce Cycle

      They all suck security-wise, haven’t u been watching current affairs? The NSA can coerce these companies into revealing their records; u are not safe in any of them.

      Find a messaging app that uses encryption end to end and that means the recipient also too has downloaded that app. Even then ur not really safe.

      • Balraj

        You mean to say..live with it..
        Your right, who can say no to govt..
        I have hopes on blackberry..can’t send large files on whats app..I hope blackberry can

        • Spruce Cycle

          BBM ive always loved but yes…the NSA has ruined everything….

      • zubairali

        there is not a single encryption in market which NSA can’t decrypt as they don’t let the encryption come in market if they don’t have solution for it

        • Spruce Cycle

          I agree with the idea that the NSA has considerbale prowess in breaking encryption but if you and me create and use a chat app properly encrypted they cannot break it. They would use other means such as side loading to get oat the chats.

          • zubairali

            they can break any encryption, They don’t even let people study encryption as a degree, only China allows

          • Spruce Cycle

            U are absolutely wrong on all accounts. The NSA cannot break all encryption and the NSA not letting ppl study a basic component of information technology and computer science is ridiculous. My local community college has at least 3 courses in encryption and an entire certificate and degree plan associated with it.

          • zubairali

            i m not talking about US. They won’t let us study Encryption , I can’t go for MS in encryption

          • Spruce Cycle

            Europe, where?

          • zubairali

            i m in Pakistan. nobody other than US are allowed

          • Spruce Cycle

            I see…

          • zubairali

            nice to have a good discussion with u

          • Spruce Cycle

            Same to you my friend. I encourage u to study by urself or with friends encryption. Do not allow any gov’t to dictate what u can or cannot do with ur own thoughts.

            Good luck to u.

          • zubairali

            Thanks

  • Paarth Desai

    where is it
    ? link to play store pls

    • D’Ander McSullivan

      I has not been officially released just yet.

      • Paarth Desai

        okay i got it from xda :)
        thanks for replying though ^o^

        • D’Ander McSullivan

          You can do so if you’re curious (as I am), but it’d be better to wait. The app doesn’t work, just gets stuck on the validation process since the service is locked down and just the beta-testers can have access to it.

  • Daryll Hurst

    I wish I knew people that used BB messenger.

  • moe

    does BBM going to work in an android rooted ?

  • zezo

    Its not working in experia z why??!! It says the device is not compitable.. please contact zo0zo0_1@hotmai.com