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Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up

BlackBerry is no longer taking sign ups for the closed beta test of its upcoming BBM app for Windows Phone, with users now being asked to register for a waitlist.

This news, which was not unexpected, comes less than 24 hours after BlackBerry started taking signups for the Windows Phone BBM beta test. It's currently unknown just how many people were accepted into the beta test.

While the app is available in the Windows Phone Store only people who have been picked to participate in the closed beta test will be able to download and use the app. So far, there's no word on when the actual beta test will begin. We hope to get access to the early version of the BBM in the very near future for our own hands-on impressions.

Thanks to Ryan for the tip!

Source: BlackBerry Beta Zone

277 Comments
  • Yaahh! When i wanted to sign up it put me to waiting list :(
  • Me too!
  • Same here . Loosers put me on waitlist
  • I tried and I was getting errors.
  • Same here still on the waitlist, hope its out soon.
  • Me too, still in the waiting list
  • Hmmm ! Hope there's an option like RAC :P
  • Filled up quickly on that one... Glad I insta-enrolled...
  • Yes me too
  • Mee tooo..done at the time Sam toasted me a notification
  • Same here, jumped in to the beta the moment I saw the article title pop up on the toast lol.
  • Same here. WPCentral is tagged on Feedly to alert me at any new content lol
  • Me too I enrolled as soon as I saw
  • Lol aw wish I hadn't waited and did it when i read the article
  • Welcome to the club, mate. Same story here :/
  • I read the article late :(
  • I last checked WPC for new articles at 11pm (CET) and there was no such article. When I got up 6 hours later it was already filled up. So Europeans would not have been able to access the beta when they were sleeping last night... :)
  • Mathee, you probably just missed it by 30 mins or so.. Unlucky :/
  • why the heck are you telling me that?! :'/
  • As soon as I saw the article and link I just went straight to signup. I just check my statues. Looks like I'm in. "You are already a participant" message :)
  • oh thanks, I'm feeling much better now!
  • Don't feel bad...you are not missing anything...
  • Oh really? You know how many chicks I have on hold, waiting for me to get on BBM? A LOT! why is there a bloody limit? Surely the more minds the better? They better not take long man I'm seriously pissed off.
  • Lol, I'll take your word for it...
  • So what happen now? I guess I'm in too.  It says, "Welcome to the BBM for Windows Phone beta program!" But are you able to download a beta app? 
  • I try at night on my phone but idiots declined me so I have to wait for morning to go on PC , but by the time I am on waiting list..Sad
  • #AndreTheChickMagnet
  • Andre the giant?
  • I signed up 6:57 (Indian time) in the morning ..... Is there a chance that I have been enrolled???????
  • It should have been written on the sign up page whether its been,already filled up. Or whether you are enrolled into the early access beta.
  • I did at 7.10am india time ... Now just wait for the mail from bb
  • I signed up at 6.30 IST i got enrolled
  • I did around 5 am (IST) and it says that I am already a participant.
  • Sign-up since yesterday
  • Whatever
  • +925
  • I got in on time, but they still haven't activated the invitations on the store anyway.
    So if it's any solace for those who didn't get in... Those of us who did still haven't got in either ;)
  • Waiting for invitation too i'm too excited for the app
  • Belum bisa di download admin WPCentral
  • Lol. They won't understand what you are saying.
  • What are saying? Ngomong apa kamu, ngomong naon sia, ngomong opo kowe
  • He is saying did s cc much huh c Dr yggdyjnxdyuj BBC zffg Gb xghh
  • He's saying bloop tung nip xasne asdkfmwqef +sdafk wefi foweofm, xxxxx cdqwdlll asddd fase1rwasd3b, duh.
  • with respect, please use a proper english so anybody can understand what are you talking about (i had a bad grammar thought )
  • Apaan ane gk bisa daftar
  • Pfft plorp zip foil backpack sternhggg fnghzts 1 bobobobob
  • Pake English aja please. Salah salah bahasa juga gpp. Orang luar pasti tetep ngerti kok :)
  • Maka Maka bingo bongo?
  • Insta-enrolled myself, so I suppose now all there is to do is wait for confirmation emails. Anyone got a clue when they're due? Or are they picking select people out of those who applied?
  • Glad I had the foresight to signup for a bbid/beta zone id a few days ago
  • I didn't have the TM for foresight....
  • Sign up since yesterday, still can't download it.
  • Me neither :S
  • Glad I signed up instantly though was going to do that later but somehow I did at that moment. Very happy!
  • Looks like I signed up just in time, then! Woo!
  • mine say this on the website: You are already a participant.
  • I remember when the android app was released, there was a huge waiting list for pins.. What happened then? I've never used it since..
  • I'm gonna tell it to ya, your not,gonna use this app since it's released either
  • True
  • People who can download the app this moment? Still can't download it
  • No. Yes. You're right
  • +bbm
  • Can't download it .__.
  • No one can.
  • Can't download, why ??
  • Because nobody can so far.
  • You won't want it without emojis. Or would you?
  • so few people added for testing. Now who shall they chat with, themselves?
  • Yep.
  • Or with BBM users from Android/IOS/BB
  • Lolz true . But bbm is on worldwide network . Thou loosers kept me on waitlist
  • Haha so true man. BB still don't get their business right.
  • With their friends on Blackberrys, Androids and iPhone devices, which in BBM it's available already. The beta program it's for testing the app itself, no only for chat between Windows Phone devices. Just a thought.
  • Our friends using Blackberries, iPhones, Android or the Nokia X line
  • True dat
  • I signed up yesterday when the original post went up. I'm still waiting :(
  • I like your name :P
  • Thx. Been rocking it since the mid 90's I got it from Image Comics series "Wetworks" It's a military term use for hired killers or mercenary's. Use it first for FPS games now all social stuff including XBL.
  • Well, do you know what I learned from this whole paragraph? I'm a pervert with a dirty mind
  • Lol Same here Mate!
  • LOL! He nicely pulled u out of the gutter
  • LMAOO
  • Me too waiting :(
  • I am glad i signed up asap after reading article..
  • I wish I did that too...
  • I thought of skipping it until i reach back home from work but then i did it
  • The funny thing is that I wasn't busy at all, I just preferred to read other articles before reading the bbm one. Lol. And in 5 hours after the post BAM! No more,places for early access. :'(
  • Is just signing up enough or we need to update the profile tab too? We need to fill in the form with our interests and other details...I guess they choose based on that.
  • I don't think many have gone that far... I checked it and 90 % of it is related to Blackberry only... Now I'm wishing I hadn't sold the last blackberry I fixed lol.
  • I also signed up early and got a confirmation that I am registered...though still don't have any info as to when I will actually be able to download the app
  • Me 2
  • Did you get one email or two? As I only got one saying the BBID was registered. When I check on the Beta Zone it says I'm a participant but when I go to remove, it is not there. So most likely they are pooling candidates.
  • It said i have now access to the program but was not able to download
  • Same here. 
  • I cant download ..,it says " You don't have permission to download this app".does any one knows what this means
  • It means exactly what's written. And read an article please before asking.
  • Lol, maybe a secret message from illuminatis ?
  • Hahaa...i liked that! But I guess he missed reading or was too curious to get it downloaded in fact we all are...
  • Lol. Except for me :d
  • I got into the program but still can't download the app ..why????
  • Cause they haven't released it out yet. Read the damn article
  • Damn. Who hung your wallpaper upside down?
  • Entered the short list, but not active yet. This is like back when they just released it to Android and iOS isn't it ? Long period before activation.
  • Am I the only one who finds this absolutely ridiculous for few people to test the app? Childish.
  • Childish? Seriously? That's how you test... first internal testing, then roll out to a few users, then some more. That way you find the obvious bugs when less people are affected. You should probably not throw insults around when you have no idea what you're talking about.
  • I do have the knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle my friend, I am a BA and know what Im talking about. The testing and debugging should've been done long before even releasing the app as a BETA in the store. It should've been tested in closed doors just as other apps are tested or perhaps BlackBerry do not have internal testers? Perhaps they should look into that and actually hire people for that specific reason, of quality assurance and test analysis. And yes, I repeat, IT'S CHILDISH.
  • There are times when you only need a hundred to a few thousand testers to ensure the internal testing worked, as the outsiders can run the software through more scenarios than people with a NDA.
  • They're doing exactly what they did with iOS and Android and if I'm not mistaken, they pulled out the app off the respective app stores even though they had initially introduced the registration of Beta testing to Android and iOS users. For me that is really unprofessional, I mean let's be honest. It's awful, really.
  • I can't believe you're even trying to sell this.  So in your opinion there is no reason for anyone to do anything other than internal testing before unleashing it upon the general public as a beta? The only thing childish here is your attitude.  This is one method for a responsible development team of a product that is widely used to do things and ensure quality.  I understand yuor impatience, but don't let that blind you to logic.  There are many possible levels of testing... you may be working on projects with only 2 or 3 levels (many of the projects I work on are only two), but a product serving a massive audience like BBM likely has many addiitonal levels, releasing to a wider testing audience in stages as they become more confident in how solid the code is.  There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, and it most certainly isn't "childish".
  • I can mention several apps which are bigger than BBM and were released as Beta to the public. It's very much demanded application like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and several other apps which were released to the public as Beta post internal tests by qualified testers. It's a principle I have learned that when something it is in demand, it's better to run an internal and thorough test before even publicly informing the public of the release and implemetation of the Beta, considering the main fact that BlackBerry itself is a fairly big company, I'm disappointed in the way they test their apps. I don't remember Instagram or WhatsApp or Facebook doing this. Bugs which are identified in the Beta are reported, from there, the development team starts pushing out updates. I mean come on bruh, those are basic principles of Software Development either big or small. But then again, this is by preference, so whatever they chose to do is none of my business. I'll repeat this again, it's awfully childish.
  • Kunzenjani, noone knows what is going on! A bit of secrecy around.
  • That's why I keep on repeating of the childish antics the BBM team has.
  • I believe every one of those apps you mention came under heavy fire for being unreliable as well.  When you release something (beta or not) and it is not reliable, people are very dissatisfied.  In addition, as I said, there is not one single method of testing.  BBM is following a more cautious path.  There are positives and negatives to this.  The positive is that when the beta is released to the public it should be better and more polished.  A negative is that it takes longer to follow this path. But your assertion that choosing this path is childish is incredibly ironic because you, in fact, are the one being childish to assume that your preferred testing strategy is far superior to the one they have chosen. I am glad the people I work with in this industry are not so hard headed as to think they know the correct path to release for every software platform better than its own developers. If this doesn't sink in the third time I cannot help you... I will leave you to your own bizarre thoughts and move on.  (In other words, I will not be wasting further time responding to this silily argument again)
  • Shush.
  • Errrr whatsapp had beta testers before they released the last update because it was quite major
  • "few people " Do you know the exactly number of users?
  • What BlackBerry is doing isn't really childish at all, I mean, look at it this way, if they release the app quickly to the masses without further having a few thousand people testing the app like they are doing now, the app may come out with a lot of bugs that the internal testers couldn't detect, and you know very well the consequences of releasing an app prematurely, for starters, it'll get a lot of bad reviews in the store and then after bloggers will be writing about how BlackBerry disregards Windows Phone by releasing a poor WP version of BBM etc. For a big, sinking company like BB, the last thing they need is bad reviews on their app from users & bloggers alike .. I hope I made a bit of sense, I'm really not that well educated in this field ..
  • Don't think you know what childish means.
  • Kgosi, you used the word bruh. You're argument is invalid
  • I used the word “bruh” and my point is invalid? Hehehe.
  • Quite bonkers how you people get emotional over a comment hahaha. I mean for starters, it's a preference on my part, to start testing phase before a Beta is released to the general public, and as I've said, that's a key principle I have learnt as a Developer and BA. Reduces tons amount of production costs, but anyway, that's none of my business right? Hehe and you guys must stop catching emotions though man, geez. Absolutely ridiculous.
  • Already signed-in since yesterday. Wondering when I can download such BBM Beta? Hopefully, it will be alive within the next few hours...
  • fuck when i enrol for new beta user it does not open d link!! :(
  • What a great news... Likely I'm in, but the true question wasn't answered yet.
    When the beta will start?
  • Cause they haven't said bread the damn article
  • 1. First of all I read
    2. If you are smart enough you would know that because I said great news
    3. What about reading my reply again to understand?
    4. Mind your own business
  • he said bread not read, so don't worry and bread the damn article ! /s
  • Meh.. I couldn't care less /sarcasm
  • Thank you for using "couldn't" as appose to "could" a lot of people use that phrase wrong.
  • Patience folks its hasn't even been 24 hours since they allowed people to sign up for the beta.
  • Anyone able to download the app???
  • Downloading :)
  • How? I cannot still even though I've been accepted :/
  • BS, that's how
  • BS seems to get you everything these days...
  • On their site they have written that a waitlist will be available when registration is full......so i hope they will display the list very soon...
  • Still waiting for the green light.
  • It wouldn't even let me!!
  • Registered and waiting for available ...
  • i told you guys, it needs max 3X24 hours to get the approval, and only selected users can download the app, good luck
  • Loosers thy r thts y thr cmpny is down .
  • Spam.
  • It's not spam he's just retarded and can't spell
  • Hopefully they let us all test it soon. One thing I will say is the way they made us sign up is awful, we should have been able to do it from our phones.
  • Argh, I tried to it instantly but wasn't able in the phone, and I didn't have a PC handy at the time :/
  • you can sign in by using ie on wp, you have to change the website preference from mobile version to dekstop version.. but unfortunately, the program is already filled up
  • Same here :/ mehh whatever I guess
  • Wow! It told me I'm good
  • Yeah me too. By the time I tried in the afternoon it was already filled up. I hope they reopen it or something. And when is the real app coming out?
  • I was lucky.. Made it in.. :-)
  • Tried at 6pm Pacific yesterday (10 July) and was waitlisted. Was the first time I'd used by BBID in years lol!
  • Beta zone says Im in but no email or download link yet ?
  • So stupid.. I tried to sign up immediately from my 1520 yesterday. Had to create a stupid BBM profile first (which I did) only to find out I needed to create ANOTHER profile for BlackBerry beta programs. Which everytime I tried it wanted to search for an app to open the link to create the beta profile so I couldn't finish the process. By the time I got home it was filled. Awesome.
  • i'm sorry, like i said before, you need to change the website preference on ie to dekstop version from mobile version
  • I actually was on desktop version and still failed.
  • oh i can't answer that, but can you tell me the steps you are followed?
  • - Opened the link from my phone to join the beta - Followed the instructions to signed up for a BlackBerry ID - Created the profile and signed in - Was directed to create a beta zone profile to join the BBM beta - Attempted to do so by clicking a link to create a Beta Zone ID - Was asked to find an app in the app store to open the link. Doing so failed.  - Went in circles and could not get onto the page to create the beta zone ID
  • at the 4th step, did you see "new user" button, and click it?
  • when they asked you to find an app in the app store, you'll never be done
  • I agree with him...same thing happened with me, went in circles trying to sign up, even tried changing to desktop mode on IE but could not get it to work. Finally, downloaded UC browser and changed to desktop view and was able to sign in after filling the form. It took 45min to complete this on my Cellular data.
  • hmm, i only gave two minutes with my ie dekstop version :)
  • The exact same thing happened to me on my 1520, late night. It wanted to install UC Browser. I did and it went into a flashing loop. Then when I woke up and tried it on my PC it was too late for me. Oh well, will wait till the finished product is available.
  • its better :)
  • That's why it's called beta zone. They require beta zone profiles to enhance the testing experience. Moreover, if you didn't even have a blackberry ID, how do you pretend to be selected for testing BBM when you apparently haven't used the service in other OS?
  • I'm waiting list
  • Me also on waiting
  • Can't download too :(
  • Does BBM show up in the store?
    Because mine doesn't show up? Help plz
  • you will get an email when you got the approval, so you'll be able to download the app from there
  • It is private beta. So you cant find this with a store search.
  • From the article: "While the app is available in the Windows Phone Store only people who have been picked to participate in the closed beta test will be able to download and use the app. So far, there's no word on when the actual beta test will begin." So another words, if you signed up and you were accepted in the program, you will have access to it when the beta program actually begins.  Until the program actually begins, you will not be able to download it.  It is not public knowledge when the beta program will begin (at least not yet).  
  • Yea I searched everything I could think of & cant find it in store
  • they should allow us to download the app once we registered for the beta i don't know why we have to wait again
  • this is the program, many things they have to consider
  • Thank God I got enrolled..
  • Looks like i am in!!! yey
  • I'm in confirmation email and all but still cant download
  • Why would you want BBM? WhatsApp, KiK, Facebook Chat, Telegram. All these apps are widely spread among smartphone users. No one needs a messaging service of a dying platform...
  • you're right bro, and i love skype :)
  • It's very popular in many countries still, while KiK and Telegram isn't. Some people only have budget Blackberries and mostly communicate via BBM. It's useful to some people
  • you're right too
  • I wouldn't consider kik a better alternative. I receive notifications but when I open the app, no messages. Tried reinstalling, rebooting and hard reset (when it first started acting out) and the only thing working was the hard reset. But not so interested in doing a hard reset every 6-7 days...
  • if it's cross platform now, what does it have to do with bberries dieing platform?
  • Thank you!
  • I would use Skype but I much prefer the lightweight features of BBM, such as the "R" and Pings.
  • I'd like to try it.  The platform doesn't matter if they can become a premium cross-platform service provider.  I've been rooting for Skype, but losing faith.
  • Apart from no one uses telegram or kik