In a bit of welcome news for struggling BlackBerry, the company's recent release of their mobile messaging software has been a major success. BlackBerry Messenger officially went multi-platform yesterday, becoming available as a free downloadable app for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.
The BBM app, a cornerstone of mobile communication for BlackBerry diehards, was downloaded more than 10 million times during the first 24-hours of its release. That's according to a tweet from BlackBerry's corporate communications office. For comparison purposes, the 2012 launch of Angry Birds Space took 3 full days to reach the same milestone.
The company notes that the BBM app now tops the Apple App Store's free apps list in over 75 countries.
The success of the launch is good news, particularly as BlackBerry stumbled a few weeks ago on an earlier attempt to roll-out the service.