Oct 21 2013, 11:22pm CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Over its official blog, BlackBerry announced that it is resuming the global rollout of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and the iPhone today. The news follows after the decision of the company last month to cancel the launch of BBM due to an early leaked version of the app which reportedly had issues.
It looks like eager BBM users will finally get a taste of the app on their Android phones, and iPhones starting today. "In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download," the company said.
To download the app, users will have to visit BBM.com from their browser. Install the app, enter your email address, and wait for the confirmation from BlackBerry. However, those who were prudent enough to sign up early at BBM.com will be able to begin using it without waiting. BlackBerry hopes to move millions of BBM users as "fast as possible."
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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