Late last week, MMW reported that BlackBerry was on the verge of (finally) bringing its popular BBM messaging service to iOS and Android.
But the anticipated weekend launch didn’t take place. And iOS and Android device users may still not have access to the cross-platform messenger chat applications for another week.
As it turns out, prior to the BBM for Android launch, a leaked version was distributed and it disrupted the company’s official release schedule.
“This older version resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways,” BlackBerry Messenger Executive Vice President Andrew Bocking stated as the delay was announced.
“The version we were planning to release on Saturday addressed these issues, however we could not block users of the unreleased version if we went ahead with the launch,” he added. “We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Saturday, but as active users of the unreleased app neared a million–and accelerated–it became clear that the only way to address the issue was to pause the rollout for both Android and iPhone.”