BlackBerry for Android only for the whitelisted for beta use
For the last month or so we have been teased by a variety of leaks that the BBM app is right around the corner. From BlackBerry on the other hand we have been told that the app should start until the end of summer. For this to be accurate it has to make it this week. Earlier today, the Android installer APK for BlackBerry Messenger leaked out, unfortunately, it doesn’t work. You can download it and insall it if you really, really want to but we promise it will not do you any good.
The app is locked down and it seems to allow only whitelisted BlackBerry IDs to be able to login to the app for now. If you had a whitelisted BBID, you most probably already have a beta version of the app, so there is not much use of this APK. BlackBerry stated on this issue the following:
“The excitement around the upcoming launch of BBM for Android and iPhone users is amazing. We want to thank everyone for their enthusiasm, but wanted to let people know that the program is structured so that only those in the beta will be able to use the app. The version we’ve seen on the Web in the last couple of days can be downloaded, but will not work on devices that are not approved in the beta program.”
From now on we can only hope that this hopefully last leak will lead us to a proper release of the app soon as it has become notorious with its not appearing. What is more BlackBerry has claimed that the app is already submitted to iOS App Store and it only awaits for approval. However, there are rumors that the app will not be available to everyone upon release anyway so we are expecting more information soon.