BBM hits 10m downloads in 24 hours
Messaging app becomes top in Apple app store in more than 75 territories
BlackBerry Messenger reached 5m downloads in its first eight hours of availability, according to the Canadian smartphone maker, and accrued 10m downloads within its first 24 hours.
The popular instant messaging platform this week finally became available in Google Play, the App Store and select Samsung App Stores after a month-long delay for undisclosed technical issues.
TechRadar reported that although BBM reached the number-one spot among free app downloads in 75 countries in the App Store, it ranked only 98th, as of Tuesday, on Google Play; however, some 69% of reviews gave five-star ratings to the messaging service.
Those who signed up to receive news on BBM's availability were able to access the service on download, but other users have been made to wait.
BBM's jittering cross-platform release served as a further woe to Canada-based BlackBerry, which is in the midst of selling itself following dwindling sales of its handsets.