Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Gary Johnson0
BBM app release delay due to BlackBerry failings
Over the weekend the smartphone world were expecting to see the BlackBerry Messaging service launched for the Android and iOS platforms, but the BBM release was put on hold due to the company’s failings.
The BBM app for Android and iOS was due to launch on the Android platform on Saturday with the iOS version due to arrive a day later. Trouble is the apps release didn’t go as planned and at the time of writing has still not arrived.
There are a number of fake’s app available on Google Play and the iOS version started to arrive on the App Store in some regions before being pulled by the company. BlackBerry has blamed the delay in the BBM apps release on an early leak of the Android version that saw over one million users begin to use the app and put a strain on the company’s servers.
Trouble is if the servers can’t dope with only this small amount of users getting hold of the app, what will it be like when it is released officially? It doesn’t help that the app was leaked before the official launch happened, and this continues the year of woe Blackberry has seen.
Despite its new operating system coupled with the release of new hardware its market share continues to dwindle, and this is likely to be compounded more once BBM is available to Android and iOS users.