After a number of delays and an untold number of fake spam apps, BBM for Android is about to really arrive in Google Play. This will mark the first time Blackberry's premier messaging service has been available on a non-Blackberry device. You'll be able to download the app today, but you might not be able to actually use it.


BBM was leaked a few weeks back and the flood of users caused all manner of server issues for the company. This time the number of users will be controlled by a waiting list that you'll signup for in the app. Just enter an email address and Blackberry will let you know when the time has come for you to start using the app.

Anyone who signed up on the BBM website beforehand will be able to log in and use the app immediately. The company promises to move people through the queue as quickly as possible, but you'll probably want to get on it early if you just can't wait. All those leaked installs at least show there is still some demand for BBM even if the company's phones aren't of much interest anymore. We will let you know when the app is live.

Update: The app is here. Screenshots, videos, and the link are below. Looks like no tablet support right now.

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BBM - No longer available
BBM - No longer available
Developer: BBM .
Price: To be announced

[Blackberry Blog – Thanks, Colin]