BBM tops 10 million downloads within 24 hours


BlackBerry Messenger has recorded one of the highest single-day openings for a mobile app following its roll out to Android and iPhone users

BlackBerry has revealed that its Messenger service has been downloaded more than 10 million times since it was made available to Android and iPhone users yesterday.

BBM, which is available for free, achieved top ranking in the App Store in over 75 countries, including the UK, US and Canada.

BlackBerry said that user ratings for BBM had been positive, with the app receiving 60,000 five star reviews on Google Play from around 87,000 reviews.

BlackBerry executive vice president of BBM Andrew Bocking commented: “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.”