Update: The BBM download site appears to be working again. BlackBerry Help is says you can download BlackBerry Messenger 188.8.131.52 via the following link: http://www.blackberry.com/select/bbm/download.shtml
It looks like Research in Motion has decided that all BlackBerry users trying to download BlackBerry Messenger 184.108.40.206 simultaneously was not such a great idea after all and has temporarily pulled the update to arguably the best mobile IM client of all time. Either this was the case, or, BBM was prematurely released. Rumor has it that 220.127.116.11 will return, later this week, via BlackBerry App World.
What a concept! I was wondering why App World had the old version listed. It is almost like RIM did not suspect BBM was a critical app and would get large download numbers. Kinda like Apple when they release and new version of the iPhone OS.
Looks like 18.104.22.168 is back up
Robb, your plan worked. You convinced the whole internet to stop trying to download BBM so that you and I could get it… 🙂
Hey guys i was just wondering is there any way to get version 5.0 back because i installed this and my bbm icon disappeared i have a 9700.
My BBM icon disappeared too -___-
I don’t know where you guys are seeing the update for BBM because it’s not showing up on my App World. Help?
I don’t believe that it has been updated in BlackBerry App World yet. Try http://www.blackberry.com/messenger
it doesnt work on AT&T, that why it doesnt have it on AT&T’s app work. You can seen the new bbm in the convo.. what a disaster! i had to go back to the old version.
oops i mean you CANT see what someone wrote you in the convo box when you open it, you just see the last bbm you sent…
It was in App World last night, installed from there on a Storm and a Tour no problem, so I’m not sure why you are saying it wouldn’t be in App World until later in the week?
When this post was written, the latest version of BBM was not in App World.
I checked within an hour or so of your article and it was. At least in USA on Verizon.
Yes, but when it was written, it wasn’t. I updated the post once it became available.
Does someone knows what’s the version before 5 1 0 38 called? It works better than this one.
How do I download the latest version of BBM
Be sure to backup your phone and BlackBerry Messenger contacts FIRST!!!
Guys, please I need help. I got the Torch 9800 and App World is not available in my country..
Can u pls tell me any other way or sources to update my BB softwares: BBM, Facebook ..etc?
Appreciate ur help. Thanx in advance…
Did you read any of the comments?
And try http://www.blackberry.com/facebook
Use your imagination for other RIM apps like maps, etc.