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New 'Blackberry Messenger BBM' app hits Google Play, appears to be yet another fake

A new app has arrived to Google Play under the name "Blackberry Messenger BBM". Don't let the name fool you, it appears to yet another fake BBM app. Keep reading to learn more!
September 9, 2013

For a while now we’ve known that Blackberry Messenger would be coming to Android by the end of the summer. What we didn’t know is that Blackberry would wait until the last possible minute to release it.

Taking advantage of the long wait, we’ve already heard about multiple attempts by scammers to lure folks into downloading fake BBM apps, often asking for a fee or serving ads through these apps. Now a new app has arrived to Google Play claiming to be the real deal. Is this finally it? At first glance, you’d almost think so.

The app goes by the name “Blackberry Messenger BBM”, and is published by “Blackberry Social”. It also attempts to look more legit by pointing its developer page at Blackberry’s website, and even lists their support email as

Unfortunately, there are currently 450+ ratings for the app on Google Play, with pretty much all of them reporting that it doesn’t work. The obvious conclusion is that this app is yet another fake.

Bottom-line, you would be wise to ignore this app.  If you really want the official Blackberry Messenger app, you are best served by heading over to Blackberry’s site and signing up for a notification when it arrives.