BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iOS downloaded over 10 million times in 24 hours
From The Verge:
BlackBerry’s BBM service is one of its most beloved features, and iOS and Android users apparently haven’t forgotten about it. In a blog post, BlackBerry reports that over 10 million people have downloaded its cross-platform mobile app in the first 24 hours since its release yesterday. As the company notes, it topped the Apple App Store’s free apps list in over 75 countries, including the US, though it hasn’t cracked the American Play Store’s equivalent. Reviews on both platforms so far seem highly positive, and developers have certainly had time to work out pre-release kinks: the app was originally set to come out in September, but BlackBerry delayed its release after a leaked version was allegedly downloaded by a million users.
BlackBerry definetely proved some skeptics wrong with the successful launch of BBM. That being said, it will be interesting to see the number of active users vs the numbers of downloads once the initial hype is gone.