BlackBerry Messenger for iOS didn’t launch as planned this weekend, and it likely won’t launch this week either, according to an announcement posted on BlackBerry’s official blog.
The note from Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at BlackBerry, blamed an unreleased version of the Android software as the reason why the iPhone version did not land this weekend as expected. Bocking said the unreleased version had a bug that overinflated the data usage for each user connected to the system. This excessive data usage taxed BlackBerry’s system in “abnormal ways.”
Because BlackBerry could not block these unauthorized users from accessing and breaking the system, BlackBerry decided to delay the launch until they can figure out a way to kick these users off the system. While they work on a fix for to the system, BlackBerry will keep BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS waiting in the wings. This fix will take some time to developer and deploy, so we may have to wait a while longer to get our hands on BlackBerry Messenger. Anyone disappointed?