In just 24 hours BBM was downloaded over 10-million times by Android and iPhone users, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date.
BBM, the private social network from BlackBerry, is available for free in the App Store and Google Play for immediate download.
BBM also quickly rose through the rankings on the App Store to be the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the first 24 hours, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the
Middle East. User ratings in both the App Store and Google Play are overwhelmingly positive, earning BBM 60 000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87 000 reviews.
“This has been an incredible launch for BBM across Android and iPhone devices. The mobile messaging market is full of opportunity for BBM. We intend to be the leading private social network for everyone who needs the immediate communication and collaboration of instant messaging combined with the privacy, control and reliability delivered through BBM,” says Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president, BBM at BlackBerry.
Android and iPhone users will have access to BBM Voice and Video calling, as well as the new community building tool – BBM Channels – in the near future.