Just after few hours from launching the BBM app on the App Store, BlackBerry removed it and delayed its official launch. The Waterloo, Ont-based company blames the situation on server-side problems that resulted from the unreleased version of the Android app leaked online.
In a blog post on its website, BlackBerry explained the issue:
Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already — more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app — is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day. Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM.
After downloading the IOS app, some users claim the app has some problems such as unable to invite some pins. Also, sometimes the app fails to deliver messages.