I wasn't actually aware that BBM for Android and iOS users was not available in all regions, however I today got the following press release from BlackBerry Africa.
The below pretty much sums it up, but once again it's great to see the best cross platform instant messaging client hitting more users.
So CrackBerry people of Africa - spread the word to your iPhone and Android buddies and get them downloading BBM now!
BBM™, the iconic mobile instant messaging platform from BlackBerry®, is now available as a free download in Google Play™ and the App StoreSM in Africa, giving Android™ and iPhone users* across the continent access to one of the world's most popular mobile social networks.
The launch follows the rollout of BBM for Samsung GALAXY smartphone customers in Africa over the past three days.
The demand for BBM on Android and iPhone devices continues to be amazing. In just 24 hours BBM™ has been downloaded over 10 million times by Android™ and iPhone® users, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date. To help manage the pent up demand for BBM and get everyone on the service as quickly as possible, a simple line-up system has been implemented to help ensure a smooth roll out.
To get the fastest possible access to BBM, Android and iPhone users should visit BBM.com from their Android or iPhone browser. Once they’ve downloaded the app, users should launch it and enter their email address to hold their spot in line. BlackBerry will send them an email when they reach the front of the line. Customers can then log in and start using BBM.
Users among the six million who took the time to sign up at BBM.com will be the first to gain access to the service. Users who aren’t among the initial group will be moved through the line as quickly as possible.
BBM for Android and iPhone features:
*BBM is available for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) as well as iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7.