Black Berry, the Canadian handset maker has launched its popular chat application BBM for Android-based handsets and iPhones. It has been witnessed that over 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its re-launch.
“It’s been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone. And what a day it's been! We’ve already had more than 10 million downloads of BBM,” BlackBerry executive vi-ce president (BBM) Andrew Bocking said in a post on the company’s official blog.
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BBM Videos with Screen Share
Switch your BBM chat to a BBM Video conversation with just a tap and catch up face-to-face. The new Screen feature lets you show photos or browser, or review a business document. You can even share the view from your camera. Enjoy this new experience on BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
For the times when you want to hear a friend’s laughter instead of reading their LOLs, BBM now comes with BBM™ Voice.3
BBM connected apps
With BBM connected apps, you can chat with BBM friends within your apps and select BBM contacts right from the app to invite them to join in on the fun or download it.
“When we saw almost one million people install an unreleased version of the Android version, another million use work-arounds to download BBM onto their iPhones and another six million people pre-register to know when BlackBerry Messenger became available for iPhone and Android, we knew we were on to something huge,” he noted.
The application has also seen ‘overwhelmingly po-sitive reviews’ on Google Play and the App Store.
BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews, he added.
On Apple’s App Store, BBM rose quickly in the free app rankings in the first 24 hours, taking the number one slot in more than 75 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East, Bocking said.