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BlackBerry Delays Android & iOS App Release

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 9.26.00 PMBlackBerry has announced that it is delaying the release of the BBM for Android and iOS apps. The company reported that it had more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours of announcing the beta version of the app. The beta version has had issues that they are planning to fix before rolling out the final versions, which were expected this week.

Here is more from the BlackBerry blog:

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visitwww.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

The company announced Monday that it has agreed to be acquired by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for $4.7 billion.

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