The official bbm app isn’t available on the Play Store yet. These are all fake Apps:
BBM for Android is here! The long wait is over: you can finally get the BlackBerry Messenger app on your Android phone to chat with your long-lost BBM buddies, with the BBM iPhone app coming in a few hours.
Head over to the Google Play app store and you should be able to download BBM for Android now. Install the app and you’ll be chatting with your old BlackBerry buds before you can say “WhatsApp? What’s that?”
The BBM app for other devices lets you swap instant messages with other app users, with voice chat to come at a later stage. If you’ve defected from BlackBerry to Apple, the iOS app will be available from the Apple App Store at midnight.
BlackBerry has certainly made us wait for the instant messaging app to arrive on other phones. Sadly scammers have taken advantage of the wait to fill Google Play with fake BBM apps, targeting eager ex-BlackBerry owners with ads, spam or worse.
BlackBerry Messenger was the main reason that teens became as addicted to their BlackBerrys as the most business-minded executive, mainly because — unlike texting — it’s free. You can also write much longer messages and see when someone’s read your missive.
But with the rise of the iPhone and more affordable Android phones, the shine wore off BlackBerry devices — especially with the arrival of IM services like WhatsApp or Samsung ChatOn that work across different devices, so you can chat with friends and family even if they have different phones to you.
NOTE: The app is still rolling out and will be available in Lebanon and other countries at 12:01 am local time (Lebanon) on September 22.