Earlier, ahead of official release date BBM for iOS devices released and now it has been pulled off from regional App Stores like India, New Zealand, Australia and few more. On company’s official blog, BlackBerry blamed this situation on server-side that resulted from leaked version of the Android app.
Below you can find the official announcement from BlackBerry:
“Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. 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 www.BBM.com 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. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to www.BBM.com to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.”
BlackBerry for iOS pulled off from the App Store of Asia-Pacific regions and the customers who downloaded it already will be able to use the app. Right now, BBM is all about – “break before make” – for the launch of its blackberry messenger for iOS and Android.