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BBM for Android and The IOS Has Been Delayed by BlackBerry Around The World

The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and the iOS has been delayed by BlackBerry around the world after having issues with the unreleased app for Android that was posted online.

BBM was to become available for the Android and iOS users this weekend, however, it has been delayed, the company's official blog wrote: "Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. 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."

BBM services are to be available for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) and iOS versions 6 and above.

"BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalise and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry.

BBM isn't yet available for Windows Phone smartphones, and BlackBerry didn't indicate when, or whether, that would occur. Windows Phone recently overtook BlackBerry as the third-largest smartphone brand shipping globally.

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