BlackBerry Messenger is now available on selected Samsung App stores in Africa. Samsung knew what they were saying when they told us BBM was Coming Soon on Their Devices. As at the time of posting this article i have already downloaded BBM on my Samsung mobile phone through the Samsung App Store, but it wasn’t available yet in Google Play store.
[pull_quote_right]BlackBerry says that users should see it appear in Google Play, the Apple App Store, and in select Samsung App Stores. It will be free to download.[/pull_quote_right]
An iOS version had previously begun making its public debut last month, but was stopped due to demand strain on its servers. As a result, BlackBerry also delayed the Android launch.
BlackBerry says that so far, 6 million people have signed up for information about the Messenger app and also claims that 1 million Android users were “using the unreleased version of BBM for Android.”
Here’s the roll out details from BlackBerry:
- Download BlackBerry Messenger for Android or iPhone
- Install the app, open it, and enter your email address
- BlackBerry will email you when you’re next in line for access
If you managed to sign up on BlackBerry’s Messenger site, the company says that you’ll be able to use BBM immediately without waiting in line. However, [pull_quote_right]Samsung customers in Sub-Sahara Africa can download BBM today from the Samsung Apps store[/pull_quote_right]. iPhone and other Android users in Africa will be able to download the app in three days’ time.