Fake BBM reviews to be addressed by Blackberry
The Android app for BBM trundled into view on the Google Play Store recently and users were greeted by scores of fake reviews, most of which said: "Thank you so much blackberry team. I was waiting this app. Its really great user friendly and smooth".
Victoria Berry, PR Director for BBM, put out a statement saying: "We have recently been made aware of a number of potentially fake five-star reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play. We do not approve of or condone such activities and are committed to working with Google to resolve this."
"There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our passionate fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels."
Rather surprisingly, the BBM app has already been downloaded in advance of 10 million times on Android and iOS, which means that there's still a lot of people out there with demand.
Once they get these fake reviews locked-down, is their life in the old dog yet?