Sunday, September 22, 2013

BlackBerry has postponed the launch of BlackBerry Messenger for Android - Forbes Russia

Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones postpones launch of its popular BlackBerry Messenger application for devices on Android, according to USA Today.

According to the publication, this is due to the fact that a few days ago, the network has not yet finished version of the app for Android. This version of 8:00 were able to see about 1.1 million users. They have questions to the application, which the company is still deciding, the newspaper notes.

About what exactly is the problem in question, the company did not say. However, as noted in the press release, this is the app for Android will be disabled. Smartphone users on this platform, you will have to register on the website and download from there a new, updated application. For customers who have already purchased the application for smart phones iPhone, they will be able to continue to use them.

application BlackBerry Messenger is a chat where you can chat with users of devices BlackBerry. The application is available with the administration messages to your contacts, change status and profile image, as well as the distribution of contacts by category. When communicating in the dialogue, users can send files such as voice notes, business cards and pictures. In BlackBerry Messenger is not required to sign in and out of the application. If you are connected to a wireless network BlackBerry Messenger provides continuous communication with contacts users.

BlackBerry Messenger app for Android devices and iOS was to appear on 21 and 22 September respectively. Free app for iOS can be downloaded from App Store. To date, the application is used by approximately 60 million subscribers. With it, every day is sent and received about 10 billion messages.

reported earlier that the BlackBerry company is going to lay off 40% of the approximately 13,000 of its employees to the end of 2013. This is due to the fact that the BlackBerry is now in the second phase of the transformation plan and will continue to reorganize, as long as it is satisfied there is a “good number of people in the appropriate positions».

As of March this year, the number of employees was 12 700. Two years ago, BlackBerry share was almost 14% in the U.S. market, but now the figure – about 3%.

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