BlackBerry has teased launching BBM for iOS and Android for a while now and today is release day, as reported on the Inside BlackBerry blog. Even though you can download it to your device, you still can’t use it quite yet.
I enjoyed using the BlackBerry Q10 and even the Z10, but still only have about five BBM friends on the BlackBerry platform. That said, I refreshed the Google Play BBM for Android page until I was able to download it on my Note 3.
Installing and then launching BBM for Android just gets you into the queue as soon as you enter your email address. I have been in the queue for about an hour and have no idea when I will get the email giving me access to BBM so I cannot talk about my experiences with the app.
The bigger question for me is, will I finally get more than five friends on BBM? If I do, it’s certain that those friends are not running it on BlackBerry hardware.