BlackBerry’s world famous instant messaging app, BBM, has finally been rolled out for rival platforms – iOS and Android. And guess what, the app has crossed the mark of 10 million downloads in just 24 hours.
The BBM app was re-launched this week after a shaky launched by the Canadian company and since the re-launch people are going crazy after the chat application.
“It’s been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone. And what a day it’s been! We’ve already had more than 10 million downloads of BBM,” BlackBerry EVP (BBM) Andrew Bocking posted on the company’s official blog.
However, it’s not that everything is going right for BBM and the BlackBerry. The ghost of fake reviews, which haunted major companies like Samsung and other companies in September crackdown that resulted in fines for all of them, has started following the troubled smartphone manufacturer.
BBM’s download page on Google Play store has many star reviewers talking about the newly released application in same words. “Thank you so much blackberry team. I was waiting this app. Its really great user friendly and smooth,” this is the message has been posted by many reviewers in the praise of BBM.
Blogger Matt Baxter-Reynolds in his Tweet, posted a picture showing the same comment by many users making it clear that the reviews are fake ones and so do the users.
According to a report by The Verge, another blogger Terence Eden puts more light on the matter saying that the fake reviews cannot be posted by BlackBerry. However, there is a good possibility of a spammer doing it to give boost to a fake application and ending up giving leverage to the actual and official BBM app.
BlackBerry has come out open in the matter saying that it has got nothing to do with the fake posts and show its commitment with Google to solve the issue.
“We have been made aware of a number of potentially fake reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play, with ratings anywhere from one to five stars. We have no knowledge of how these reviews were created or populated. We do not approve of or condone such activities. There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels,” BlackBerry said in a statement.
The company was expected to roll out the instant messaging app for Android and iOS last month, but had halted the launch due to an unreleased version of BBM.
Android users had taken the unreleased version of BBM also seriously and the app was downloaded by over 1.1 million users in just eight hours.