BBM for iPhone finally, actually launching, but there's a catch

BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone is coming today, but you may still have to wait a bit before you get to use it. While the app will launch in the App Store today, BlackBerry is implementing a waiting system similar to Mailbox. BlackBerry detailed the process of signing up for BBM for iPhone in a post on their Inside BlackBerry blog:

BBM Roll Out Details:
  1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser
  2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

If you previously signed up at BBM.com, BlackBerry says that you can start using BBM without waiting. However, BlackBerry wants to get as many people using BBM as they can as soon as possible, so users who didn't sign up in advance shouldn't have to wait too long.

(Unless you're in Africa, in which case Samsung has arranged for 3 days of exclusivity. No, that's not a typo.)

BBM for iOS was originally announced in May, but was delayed following the leak of the Android app. While you wait to finally use BBM on your iPhone, check out our hands-on impressions of the app.

Are you looking forward to finally using BBM on your iPhone, are you annoyed that you'll need to wait, or... what's BBM?

Source: Inside BlackBerry, via CrackBerry