Just one day after releasing BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android phones and iPhone, BlackBerry Limited reports that the apps have been "officially" downloaded over 10 million times, reportedly one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date. On the iOS side, the app darted up to be the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the first 24 hours. That's quite impressive for a BlackBerry-themed private social network on day one.
"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," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President, BBM at BlackBerry.
The BBM chat client is now available for Android phones (Google Play) and Apple's iPhone (iTunes). But don't expect to start using the service right after installation: users must first wait in line so that the network servers aren't slammed with traffic. It took 24 hours for me to get a spot, so just be patient.
from : TomHardware