BlackBerry postpones launch of BBM to iOS and Android


The manufacturer had to pause roll out of the messaging app this weekend (September 21 and 22) due to problems caused by an unofficial leaked version

BlackBerry has postponed the launch of its BBM messaging app to Android and iOS after an unofficial version was leaked.

The roll out of the software, which allows users to see when their messages have been received, read and if and how the recipient is responding, began this weekend (September 21 and 22).

But it was interrupted by BlackBerry due to problems caused by a leaked version of the app, which is now being disabled.

Those who managed to download the iOS version of the app before it was withdrawn will still be able to use it, although BlackBerry will not be rolling it out to other markets for the time being, the company said.

It has not given a revised timeline for the roll out.