BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android Is Here
On Monday afternoon, the company said BBM will soon be available on the world’s leading mobile platforms. But folks who want it may have to wait a bit. To avoid any further cock-ups, BlackBerry is managing the service’s rollout with a registration queue. In order to use the service, you must first download the app and reserve a spot in line by registering with an email address. When you reach the head of the queue, BlackBerry will activate your account and send you a notification.
According to BlackBerry, six million people have signed up for information about the launch since September. “If you didn’t sign up in advance, don’t worry — we are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible,” the company said in a blog post.
The launch of BBM for iOS and Android comes as BlackBerry struggles to save itself from a prolonged decline so debilitating that the company was recently forced to publish an open letter assuring customers of its longevity.