Monthly Archives: September 2013

Delay in BBM launch for Android and iOS

According to the official BlackBerry blog, the launch of BBM on both the Android and iOS platform has been delayed due to issues caused by an unreleased Android version of the BBM App. Four countries however have benefited from the iOS version of the BBM App and these are New Zealand, Australia, India and UAE. This is the official release given on the Blackberry Blog:

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. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to www.BBM.com to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.

BBM for Android and iOS will be available from September 21 and 22

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According to the official Blackberry Blog, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) will be available to the public, from as early as September 21st at 7AM EST. The availability information for each platform is as follows:

Availability

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.

BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.

Source: Blackberry Blog

Beetham residents terrorise innocent commuters

In a tragic turn of events today, the public of Trinidad and Tobago who had the misfortune of driving/traveling through the Beetham Highway after 5:45PM today, were subjected to attacks by the residents of the Beetham. These terrorist attacks which included smashing of car windshields with large rocks which damaged a child and other occupants was brought on by the shooting and arrest of a Beetham resident who was found in illegal possession of a firearm. The Government and the Attorney General had nothing to say about the incident up to the time of the weekend news. As a law abiding citizen, I wonder if our anti-terror laws are just there for pappy show because these actions today were clearly acts of terrorism and should be met with the full brunt of the law.