BlackBerry Messenger, BBM, BBM Voice

BlackBerry Messenger’s launch on Android and iOS was a long time coming, and that long wait could have driven up the demand for the newest cross-platform competitor to WhatsApp and Kik.

Within 24 hours of the launch of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iPhone, the app has been downloaded over 10 million times, according to the company in a blog post on the company website.

BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews in the Google Play Store out of about 87,000 posted reviews.

“I’m also pleased to say that BBM rose very quickly in the Apple App Store free app rankings in the first 24 hours,” said Andrew Bocking, head of BBM operations in the post, “taking the number one slot in more than 75 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East. We have also seen overwhelmingly positive reviews on Google Play and the App Store. In fact, BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.”

If you’re not one of the 10 million, you can download the new BBM here on your Android and iOS device. No word yet on the alleged Windows Phone version but we’ll post an article as soon as we hear anything.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at