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BlackBerry announced last 21st October than they’ve officially resumed the roll-out of the BlackBerry Messenger or the BBM for Android and iOS platforms. Based on the report posted by Engadget, the said application notches more than 10 million downloads in just 24 hours.
The roll-out details has been posted from the BlackBerry blog such as:
1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser.
2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line.
3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM.
But unfortunately it appears that BlackBerry is still very much concerned about an initial surge of users. It’s implementing a registration wait list; upon opening the app, you’ll have to enter an email address to reserve your spot. Anyone that signed up for information about the mobile apps at BBM.com won’t have to wait, but new signups will have to deal with the virtual queue. Despite being despised by users, the wait list has become an increasingly popular tactic among startups. Still, it strikes us as odd to see BlackBerry using the strategy.