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Blackberry BBM Gets 10 Million Downloads in First 24 Hours

Release was delayed by a month

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BlackBerry racked up more than 10 million downloads of its BBM app for iOS and Android in just 24 hours, the Canadian phone maker announced.

"I've seen reports of apps that launched with one million downloads in a day, but over 10 million? Amazing," Andrew Bocking, executive vice president of BBM at BlackBerry, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.