The wait for the BBM release date on Android and iOS must be agonizing for fans. It’s bad enough waiting around after an expected Summer release, but the mood is unlikely to be helped with the circulation of fake BBM for Android apps – decided to spam and dupe users to take advantage of the delay.
BlackBerry are yet to provide an official status on the whereabouts of BBM for Android and unfortunately this is having a negative affect on pirate activity on the Google Play store. Several fake BBM Android apps are currently doing the rounds, one of which was recently labelled ‘BlackBerry Messenger BBM by BlackBerry Social’.
The team over at BlackBerry may be looking to generate further hype as users patiently wait for the BBM download to become available, but we do start to think that an announcement or at least a release status should be made before the end of the week.
This latest fake BBM for Android app is unlikely to be the last the longer the wait goes on, and BlackBerry won’t want to get a bad reputation by leaving it too long after originally promising a Summer launch.
When it finally does arrive, don’t forget it will be a free download both on Android and iOS – so make sure you stay clear of any dubious apps which ask for a download fee.
How patient are you when it comes to waiting for highly anticipated apps? Are you prepared to give BlackBerry as long as it takes as you know the wait will be worth it, or are you starting to get a little frustrated with the silent tactics?