BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY): BBM Hits 5 Million Downloads On Android and iOS

Posted Oct 22, 2013

After BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) fixed some errors, they re-released the BBM app for Android and iOS recently.  Downloads for the messaging software instantly skyrocketed.  BlackBerry wrote on Twitter that they have hit 5 million downloads on Android and iOS so far.  They hit 5 million downloads in the first 8 hours since it was released.  Impressive!

BlackBerry did not disclose the number of Android downloads vs. iOS downloads.

BlackBerry is rolling out the app on a first-come, first-serve basis.  People that want to use BBM on Android or iOS has to sign-up and receive an activation e-mail after that to get started.  BlackBerry wants to ensure that their servers do not get overloaded by letting batches of people in at a time.