BBM for Android and iPhone Hits 10M Download Mark on Day 1

It was quite a show of strength over the past 24 hours for BlackBerry Messenger, with 10 million downloads registered by Android and iPhone users.

BBM, the premier private social network from BlackBerry, became available for free on Oct. 22 in the App Store and Google Play, and ranked as the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the first 24 hours, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East.

BlackBerry notes that user ratings in both the App Store and Google Play are overwhelmingly positive, earning BBM 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.

“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.

Android and iPhone users can expect access to BBM Voice, Video calling, and the new community building tool, BBM Channels in the near future, added Bocking.

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